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hh65man
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Truth Social Floundering

Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:41 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... a-failure/

Uh-oh, another adventure possibly going belly up. I’ll tell ya I am shocked to the bone. Defections (hitting the silk, parachute etc), non payment of bills. What could go wrong, Interesting nonetheless.
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MaverickM11
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Re: TRUTH SOCIAL FLOUNDERING

Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:50 pm

This is so out of character for this crowd. I can't beweave it.
 
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Re: TRUTH SOCIAL FLOUNDERING

Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:55 pm

Guess people didn't drink the covfefe.

What is surprising is that even his people haven't followed the loser down the losing path. I mean they normally LOVE to drink his covfefe.

Tugg
 
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Re: TRUTH SOCIAL FLOUNDERING

Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:02 pm

There are so many Twitter wannabes on the right I've honestly lost track, plus I can't imagine there's any way to monetize it when the pie gets split more and more ways largely on the whim of Trump's feelings. What happened to all the others like Gab and Parler and Rumble and Mewe? The SPAC associated with it is down about 2/3rds from its peak:

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/DWAC/
 
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Re: Truth Social Floundering

Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:13 pm

Met a MAGA idiot on a flight who was talking about Truth before it came out like it was this amazing secret and killer investment opportunity. He was convinced it would be a huge success. He probably drinks his own urine too. :old:
 
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Re: Truth Social Floundering

Fri Aug 26, 2022 7:24 pm

Maybe some investors, including Trump himself was dong a 'The Producers' scam and we know how that (fictional) story ended. Basically the early investors skim money off the top then starve the company, it turns out to be a failure, run it into the ground and end up with massive tax write offs.
 
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Re: Truth Social Floundering

Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:03 pm

They failed to obtain their Trademark on "Truth Social"

Maybe they should have tried "Alternative Facts in MAGA world"

https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps- ... ted-2022-8

According to a filing released this month and tweeted by Josh Gerben, a trademark lawyer, Trump's social media app had its application refused by the US Patent and Trademark Office because its name bore too much resemblance to the names of other business entities.
 
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Re: Truth Social Floundering

Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:09 pm

ltbewr wrote:
Maybe some investors, including Trump himself was dong a 'The Producers' scam and we know how that (fictional) story ended. Basically the early investors skim money off the top then starve the company, it turns out to be a failure, run it into the ground and end up with massive tax write offs.

That sounds like a real Trump business plan. Either make money of the actual thing/investment, or off the suckers and taxes benefits. He's built his empire on that very model. (And his adherents claim he is brilliant for doing such.)

Tugg
 
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Re: Truth Social Floundering

Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:30 pm

Tugger wrote:
That sounds like a real Trump business plan. Either make money of the actual thing/investment, or off the suckers and taxes benefits. He's built his empire on that very model. (And his adherents claim he is brilliant for doing such.)

Tugg

And time and time again, people fall for it - its almost like they can't see the most obvious of patterns LOL!

Oh well, once a sucker, always a sucker :biggrin:
 
hh65man
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Re: Truth Social Floundering

Sat Aug 27, 2022 6:24 am

The irony of a site promoting the truth and free speech to the masses is actually just the opposite. Misinformation, lies, certainly there isn’t any free speech or thought if your opinion differs from his, them…. O’well, see ya down the road for the next big adventure :wave:
 
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Re: Truth Social Floundering

Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:12 am

Thing is that Trump has so many extremely loyal followers/supporters that he could have made a success out of one of these ventures if he got someone half competent to run them. But he didn't because he's a serial bungler.
 
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Re: Truth Social Floundering

Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:05 am

zkojq wrote:
Thing is that Trump has so many extremely loyal followers/supporters that he could have made a success out of one of these ventures if he got someone half competent to run them. But he didn't because he's a serial bungler.


They attract those kinds of people. A competent person will ask questions, he would ask e.g. what is your idea of the site 5 years down the line and stuff like that. There are and could have been so many ideas that could have been implemented if they wanted to. In many ways, we can compare the above with this site itself. There is so much cool stuff happening but we just don't know. What we have left are just threads without the main news about saying a new destination or a new product (airplane) or type or whatnot. The whole site resembled a '90s site rather than something modern. Even how much we can write on a forum post has some arbitrary limits when the cost of electron (server space) has just dumbed down to nothingness.
 
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Re: Truth Social Floundering

Wed Aug 31, 2022 2:28 pm

Anyone fooled by this obvious grifter deserves to get ripped off, likely not the first time either since you have to be pretty dumb to fall for any of this stuff in the first place;
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -surprised

And yes, I extend that to the other corpulent corrupt creep closer to home, Johnson.

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