Twitter is an empty shell overrun by bots. I read a while back on some NPR headline that like 60% of accounts on Twitter were bots. To clarify I will define bots as being automated accounts and not accounts that are held by humans that wish to maintain a high level of anonymity because the world is filled with lunatics with guns ready and willing to harm someone with a difference of opinion. The bot method is a method to subdue the populous. An assuagement that comes from people’s concerns being heard since governments, that are set up to work for the people, are corrupt. Indeed, governments in all nations are corrupt. This corruption is perpetuated by a healthy continuous flow of large donations to “career” politicians by large interest groups and corporations that ultimately themselves are funded by a few ugly dirty filthy-rich men. It is quantitative easing by means of introducing an illusion of an abundance of followers or listeners. An illusion to make the user think they are part of a large collection that may or may not think like them but are being heard. In an overly stressed and overly worked populous who subconsciously understands that they don’t really have a voice in government or in their jobs, the bot method works. Twitter is legitimized by news outlets that use specific posts by blue check marks and the rare occasional regular folk post. Honestly, major media corporations are in on the joke because they understand that Twitter is mostly bots. Sadly, Twitter enables the utter slothfulness that cripples politicians. Tis better to Twitter than to do.
Why was the phrase “pursuit of Happiness” placed into the US Constitution? This is the level of hope and freedom that many of the authors of the US Constitution so naively and self-righteously thought was possible for them in this land. However, the powers of the coin would not be undermined — not by righteousness nor piety — there would always be a need for supply and demand and there will always be those few greedy filthy-rich men that control the system at any cost. The elite society inevitably had to expand to include those few men and the rest of the populous were to be subdued with false information, lack of education and a tight control of their income. This is the history of all societies. Twitter would be more viable if it were less elite oriented and bots completely eliminated from the equation. With freedom comes regulations for it is necessary to regulate the human animal otherwise there would be mass calls for incendiary violence and spread of false information. But, wait don’t we have that already? Okay, I mean there would be more calls for violence and false information to a level that would lead to complete chaos and paranoia rendering an already barely functioning society impotent. As a company Twitter needs to put the kibosh to bots. Twitter will not be the fix in the world. Yet, it provides a false fix to a need to be heard.
On my ill-fated short-lived escapade with Twitter I would wander through accounts belonging to real humans and bots. Oftentimes I would not really know if a bot was a human or if a human was a bot. I had to do some digging (this is too much work for some casual social media crap). I noticed how many posts the user posted in an hour. Were the number of posts the user posted an ungodly amount per hour? Then maybe that user is a bot. Did the user have a ton of followers and followed a few or vice versa? I’m not even going to get into the content the user may have posted. I’m focused on the perilous pretense that encompasses Twitter. This marionette dance is performed by bots intervening, interacting and following accounts of real humans to make those humans think they are being heard. In our capitalistic society I am not surprised that armies of bots are employed to interact with human users to provide that dopamine rush and a false sense of hope. There is a demand for easy access to ears, to be heard by the normal stuck-in-a-rut working-to-the-bone Jane/Joe whom will never have the funds nor energy to make a real impact in policy; because in an ever exclusive elitist society that barricades itself with the money of huge interest groups, corporations and stolen wages normal folk are excluded.
So the “sell” is a false sense of hope. What the real human user should fully appreciate is that there is power in the people — in the number of the people. People can just stop working lickity-split and cause a major awakening of the elite. Once the work horses stop hustling to continue to make the elite rich. Then they will listen. People could demand a better cost of living and help each other in the most communal and socialist manner until they get their demands met. The staunchest of elites will lose their shit. People can demand that “donations” from interest groups and corporations to public media (sources of information) and politicians be made illegal. Then they will listen. People can learn that they have been duped into learning a false narrative of history dictated by the society in which they reside in order to maintain the status quo and keep the working masses quietly going along with long work hours, unacceptable wages, inhumane societal conditions and the never ending train of wars. People can understand that the power is in the masses, that voting is essential and demand the freedom to vote without draconian limitations. Then they will listen. This is the real problem with Twitter. It is a bag of bots that allows complacency.