Disney Looking at Potential Twitter Bid

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Bloomberg is reporting that the Walt Disney Co. is looking at making a bid for Twitter:


    The Walt Disney Co. is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a possible bid for Twitter Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. After receiving interest in discussing a deal, Twitter has started a process to evaluate a potential sale. Salesforce.com Inc. is also considering a bid, working with Bank of America on the process, according to other people, who declined to be named because the matter is private.

    So Disney could own the happiest place on earth, and one of the biggest collections of hatred the world has ever seen.

     
  2. SayHello

    Regular

    Yup, that little comment you've made perfectly sums it up. Ha.
     
  3. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Oh no, no no no. Cool they have Star Wars, let twitter be as is.
     
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  5. Nate_Johnson

    CCRN, MSN Prestigious

    I don't know Jason, YouTube might beat Twitter for that label. It's close either way.
     
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  6. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Youtube is the bottom of the barrel, agreed. The comments alone erase hope for humanity.
     
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  7. Paul

    Newbie

    Dying over that last comment.
     
  8. Raku

    Regular

    I don't know... 4Chan, and Youtube along with other sites are more nasty than twitter.

    On topic: Is it bad that this news makes me laugh? I mean it's cool that Disney wants in on twitter, but it's a bit weird. Also a bit concerning to see what stunts they might pull if they do own twitter. I don't want twitter becoming the next youtube where they constantly make dumb mistakes that piss off the userbase... Hopefully if Disney does buy, they'll be a better owner than Google is with Youtube. Seriously, Google's constant blunders with YT site is baffling.
     
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  9. ZeoVGM

    Regular

    Twitter is a complete wasteland of anonymous racism, sexism and some of the most vile shit I've ever seen.

    @Jason Tate is right in calling it "one of" the largest collections of hate.

    Actually, I would say it is worse than YouTube or 4chan, which others have brought up. Patton Oswalt tweets something about the debate and he gets people replying to him with "jokes" about his dead wife. No one on 4chan is having those things said directly to them.

    So no, Twitter should not be as it is. It needs moderation. If someone reports a tweet where one person calls someone else the n-word or reports a tweet where someone makes fun of a person's dead wife, their account should be suspended. After that? Banned.

    I'd love Disney to purchase it because it raises the chances of that.
     
  10. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Banning people defeats the very point. It's a platform. Let bigots be bigots, they just reveal themselves. I find Twitter highly useful but I use it to connect w/ bands.
     
  11. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Youtube and Co. are worse. There's a reason influential ppl don't post there, generally.
     
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  12. ZeoVGM

    Regular

    "Let bigots be bigots."

    I'm not talking about banket bigotry. I'm talking about targeted harassment.
     
  13. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Something to think about. I'm not that familiar on their harassment policing. Overall, I believe Twitter to be a fine platform. And I've reached out to(even "befriended" major musicians that way). I love it, for connecting, not hating.
     
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  14. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    It's pretty random haha