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Musk Isn't The First to Try Buying Twitter - So Why Couldn't Disney, Google, and Others Close The Deal?

 Elon Musk makes his bid to acquire the company, examine Twitter's former possible purchasers, such as Salesforce, Walt Disney, and Google and more.

There was even a rumor all the way back in 2016 that Microsoft, Google and Disney were in a bidding war over Twitter, but one by one the companies began questioning if Twitter was a fit for them, and changed their mind.

Video courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

Twitter Board has "Consistently been the dysfunction of the company" says Former CEO Jack Dorsey...

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Former Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey attacked the company's board of directors in a post over the weekend, just days after billionaire Elon Musk offered $43 billion to acquire the business entirely.

Dorsey was responding to the following tweet when he made his remark, “If look into the history of Twitter board, it’s intriguing as I was a witness on its early beginnings, mired in plots and coups, and particularly amongst Twitter’s founding members. I wish if it could be made into a Hollywood thriller one day.”

Dorsey responded, “It’s consistently been the dysfunction of the company.”

"What I do know for sure is that this old Silicon Valley proverb is grounded in age-old wisdom that still applies today: Good boards don't create good companies, but a bad board will kill a company every time," Dorsey said in response to venture capitalist Fred Destin.

When questioned subsequently if he was permitted to talk openly like this because he is still on the board of directors, Dorsey replied, "No."

This 'dysfunction' has been on display this week as Twitter has adopted a so-called "poison pill" that basically allows all shareholders, except those attempting to buy out the company, to buy newly offered shares at a reduced price - all in an attempt to prevent a highly profitable deal with Musk.

Now if Musk wants to take over the company, he would have to buy the new shares at a higher price, which he might not be able to afford. Despite creating a significant obstacle in Musk's path, the poison pill would not prevent Musk from purchasing the company; rather, it would make it more difficult.

Is Everyone At Twitter So...Creepy? 

There's something deeply alarming that the small group of people within Twitter who implemented and now enforce the authoritarian repressive censorship that has plagued the site, have now come into the open and confessed to us all - this business isn't about making a profit.

The core beliefs of Twitter leaders became clear and undeniable when they turned down an offer well above the company's value, because the buyer's belief in free speech would somehow ruin what they worked so hard to built.

With the discovery that profits are not the company's primary goal, we're faced with the alarming truth - Twitter's purpose is the censorship itself.

As disturbing this is to accept, we're left with the only option being that Twitter exists to censor Americans, and the company's financial value is irrelevant when authority over millions of people is priceless. 

Parag Agrawal Twitter CEO
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal

The question now: is the board made up of a majority of mentally disturbed people like new CEO Parag Agrawal? Who immigrated to America as an adult and has since expressed his opinion that rights given to US citizens do not need to be respected on his platform, stating that he's not concerned with Twitter deciding who gets to speak, that doesn't matter when they decide whos speech gets seen.

In other words, opposing opinions are neutralized by Twitter algorithms and human moderation, assuring users never see opinions differing from what Twitter's leadership deems 'the correct opinion'.

Which we must mention, has been a massive disaster as Twitter repeatedly became the world's main disinformation source, ironically by mislabeling true stories disinformation, usually suspending those who told the truth in the process.

Hearing people within Twitter speak with such confidence and conviction about what they're doing while repeatedly failing and becoming what they claim to be fighting, would be funny if it weren't so terrifying.

Musk's Backup Plan?

“If in this case you are not successful in that the board does not accept your offer, you’ve said you won’t go higher, is there a plan B?” Musk was questioned.

"There is" Musk replied, a smile on his face.

But for now, he's not giving any details on what that may be. 

Author: Don Kennedy
New York Newsroom

"Not Sure I Will Be Able To" Elon Musk says Regarding His Fight To Buy Twitter...

"I am not sure that I will actually be able to acquire it" said billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk regarding his quest to purchase Twitter. The discussion was part of a TED event in Canada.

Video Courtesy of TED and Bloomberg

Social Media Marketing: The Game That Never Stops Changing. How To Win It In 2021...

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Small business owners are starting to take notice that social media accounts are huge among other businesses. Increases in the amount of active business accounts on free marketing platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus are an indication there is a lot to be gained by getting involved.

Unfortunately, many businesses just can’t seem to gain much success in engagement over their social media accounts. When there isn’t any positive result from your social media marketing right away, it can be discouraging. There are a couple of golden rules to remember when you begin your social media campaigns.

The first rule to keep in mind is that consistency is the key.

Although it isn’t impossible, you can’t expect to be an overnight sensation. (However, it must be an awesome feeling) For the most part, it’s going to take some time and effort to get the hang of it all. Once you begin to spend more time and engaging with your new found online community, you will notice that you can actually begin to take part in some interesting conversation. This leads to the second golden rule.

Listen to your fans and friends.

Imagine you are at a small party or get together. You may not know everyone at the time, so you want to kindly introduce yourself. Let your community know who you are and what you do. You may be able to find some people that are in need of your services, without having to throw a sales pitch at them. If you were meeting these people for the first time, and were face to face, you wouldn't constantly tell them why they should buy your services or products.

Instead, you would take part in some small talk. You could talk about sports, current events, or even the weather. You will see that by doing this, you are letting that person know you are human, as opposed to some online robot that is automatically responding with a link to buy from you.

Nobody likes to talk to someone that can go on for hours at a time about the same thing every day.

In a physical encounter, when you’re face to face with someone else, you can’t be the only one talking. You have to do some listening as well. As with any conversation, listening is a major part of the deal. 

Listening and responding accordingly, will build trust in you. And when you earn the trust of people in your community, your business will gain trust as well. And of course then they won’t mind hearing about your products or service from time to time. They may even become advocates for your brand. This means that when they come across someone that needs your product or service, they will be quick to mention your brand.

They could even refer that person to your social media page. This is where you might find that you are gaining more followers or friends in your online community. Be aware of the new faces you see. Thank them for coming to see what your page is all about and welcome them to join in any conversation. Remember that listening is a golden rule. So if you notice any question or comment, whether it be good or bad, reply promptly and consistently!

Ron Kennedy
Austin Newsroom