Twitter will be dead within 5 years.
You read it here first. And if you listen to my radio show, you heard it there first. That company is “dead man walking.”
The company was dying before the CEO Jack Dorsey decided to ban President Trump. But that incident put the nail in the coffin.
On that issue, Dorsey commented:
“I do not celebrate or feel pride in our having to ban @realDonaldTrump from Twitter, or how we got here. After a clear warning we’d take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had based on threats to physical safety both on and off Twitter,” Dorsey wrote.
“Was this correct? I believe this was the right decision for Twitter. We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety. Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.”
“That said, having to ban an account has real and significant ramifications. While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation. And a time for us to reflect on our operations and the environment around us,” he continued.
“Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation. They divide us. They limit the potential for clarification, redemption, and learning. And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation.”
Forget the double-standard Twitter displays routinely. Just the idea that a company so blatantly shut down such a high-profile person put the company on a death march.
I predict that Trump won’t return to Twitter. And soon his family will leave as well. Who knows, perhaps Trump will even compete against Twitter. I can totally see Trump buying his own platform. Millions of users would sign up at lightening speed. #Fexit will track the millions of people jumping off Facebook.
For the record, thousands of people already left Facebook or cut their usage to a minimal. It’s a flashback to 2008. That’s when Facebook replaced MySpace in popularity. America was no longer obsessed with decorating their little corner of the internet. Instead, they migrated to the News Feed style of communicating. Thus, it’s not much of a stretch to believe Americans are ready to migrate to a platform that honestly embraces free speech and the spirit of debate. Trump’s the perfect man to facilitate such a migration.
In fact, Trump already set up new headquarters.
Presenting: The Office of the Former President
If you’re among those of us shocked to have Biden as President, take comfort in this. Trump is still pushing his agenda. With or without congress.
Business Insider adds:
Former President Donald Trump opened an “Office of the Former President” to announce his plans from his new base in Florida as he remains barred from most social media.
On Monday, several journalists received the first missive from the office, which pledged to carry on the work of the Trump administration.
“Today, the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, formally opened the Office of the Former President,” the statement said.
“The Office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.”
The new office’s logo, which you can see in the tweet below, appears to be a black-and-white copy of the logo of the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Trump left Washington, DC, for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach on Wednesday morning, hours before President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Before his departure, reports detailed how Trump was mulling over a series of career moves to pursue as a civilian.
Quiet, Not Silent
I’ve heard a few people say “I haven’t heard much from Trump.” Let me assure you, this is a moment of quiet. But it is not a moment of silence. And yes, this is a quiet moment. Trump has to complete this transition peachfully. and the Former President Trump is letting the dust settle. And his plans are being whispered on a need to know basis. Because his next move will shake DC to the core.
Watching for Trump’s next move is even more interesting by the day. We have no idea what the President has up his sleeve. As for Twitter, nothing interesting there. It used to be a popular place to exchange opinions and ideas. But their hatred towards conservatives is a permanent splinter in Twitter’s side. Soon, the epitaph will read “Here lies the former king of the mountain. But Twitter died. And no one tried to revive him.”