- Elon Musk usually tweets out outdated memes and enjoys trolling folks.
- Twitter acquired Laskie, a tech recruitment firm, this week.
At occasions, he has additionally tried to wade into the realm of trashposting or shitposting. That is the trollish use of absurd posts, generally to impress debate or satirize, and different occasions only for fun.
Twitter’s poop-emoji auto reply to journalists’ enquiries is a related instance of Musk’s affinity for on-line trolling.
And it appears like his love of excellent posts has weighed into Twitter’s latest buy of Laskie, a tech recruitment firm.
“Solely becoming that Twitter’s first acquisition within the Elon period is an organization run by a infamous shitposter,” Austen Allred, a tech founder, tweeted Tuesday night time in reference to Laskie’s founder, Chris Bakke.
“I regard that as a great signal :),” Musk replied at round 1.a.m PT.
Bakke has over 147,000 followers on Twitter and would not have reached that with out his so-called shitposts, which frequently see over 1,000,000 views.
Not like Musk’s memes, they’re authentic jokes which use absurd examples – usually mockingly or simply latching onto topical discussions with humor.
Bakke’s pinned tweet makes use of a photoshopped information article about McDonald’s Hamburglar to make enjoyable of The New York Instances’ profile of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder sentenced to over 11 years in jail.
—Chris Bakke (@ChrisJBakke) May 9, 2023
He is additionally joked about Italy’s now-overturned ban of ChatGPT, with a pretend screenshot of the AI debasing a pasta recipe.
—Chris Bakke (@ChrisJBakke) March 31, 2023
And amid the chapter of Silicon Valley Financial institution, quipped that solely a Mr. Beast miracle might rescue the monetary system.
—Chris Bakke (@ChrisJBakke) March 13, 2023
Perhaps he can provide Elon a posting tip or two.
Insider contacted Twitter for remark. The corporate responded with an automatic message that did not handle the inquiry.