Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023

    Elon Musk’s Twitter Fiasco Is the Twilight of the Tech Bro

    Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Getty

    Beloved pseudonymous Weird Twitter philosopher dril once wrote, “‘im not owned! im not owned!!’, i continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into a corn cob” [sic]

    That tweet, from 2011, spawned the phrase “corn cobbing,” which in internet speak means to claim victory in the face of obvious, humiliating defeat.

    Now, it seems almost narratively heavy-handed that the social network that enabled dril to become an absurdist folk hero among the extremely online set is shriveling under the leadership of Elon Musk, the world’s richest man (for now)—a man who was once hailed as a genius, but certainly isn’t currently acting like one.

    Read more at The Daily Beast.


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