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Why Did Elon Disappear From Twitter?
At the end of June, The Dogefather dropped off Twitter for ten days, his longest break in recent memory.
On July 1st, he popped back onto the map, tweeting an existential Sonic the Hedgehog meme and a picture with the Pope.
Let’s take a look at the circus surrounding Elon’s radio silence.
Elon took a ten day break from Twitter.
His last tweet before the break, on June 21st, criticized Dish Network and Michael Dell-affiliate RS Access for trying to block SpaceX from using a range of frequency for satellite communications.
The same day, he posted a 7-11 meme before Tesla's stock closed at $711.11.
For the next ten days he went dark, though journalist Johnna Crider interviewed him in Austin and reported he was in good spirits.
Shortly after, he tweeted a photo with four of his kids and the Pope, confirming rumors that he was traveling in Italy.
According to Vatican journalist Paolo Rodari, Elon talked with Pope Francis about technology, the birth rate, ecology, and his commitment to humanity.
It was not reported if they discussed Dogecoin.
The ten day hiatus was Elon's longest from Twitter in five years.
As Twitter's most visible user, his absence went widely noted, and caused media to speculate increasingly breathlessly on the reason for his break.
Elon hasn't given a reason for taking a break, except to hint that he (or perhaps everyone else) may have been feeling bored.
He has encouraged social media breaks in the past, and occasionally taken them himself.
In June 2020, he took a short break from Twitter while his son was born.
More recently, on February 2nd, 2021, he tweeted "Off Twitter for a while" after the meme stock drama of the previous month.
This break coincided with a couple big happenings, including reaching 100 million followers on Twitter and his 51st birthday .
The last week in June was the end of Q2 for Tesla, which delivered 254,695 vehicles in the last three months. Tesla had its highest vehicle production figures ever in June.
SpaceX is preparing to launch Starship into orbit in July, an event of world-historic significance.
Any of these alone are reason enough to get off social media.
It may also have been the case that negotiations with Twitter's board required him to leave the platform for a time.
Elon was recently granted access to Twitter's data firehose to determine the influence of bots on the platform.
A ten-day break could generate sample data to compare user activity in his presence and absence, and gauge his personal impact on the site's traffic, both human and artificial.
Whatever the reason for the Twitter vacay, it's good to have the Dogefather back on the bird app.
Happy 51st Elon, and congrats on 100M!
Dogey Treats: News Bites
In an interview, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said, "I think we now understand better how little we understand about inflation."
Fallout from crypto contagion continued. Voyager suspended withdrawals, 3 Arrows Capital was ordered to liquidate its holdings by a court in the British Virgin Islands, and BlockFi signed a deal with FTX. Rumors swirled about which exchanges could be next, causing KuCoin to trend.
David Mitchell Jr. posted a video dissecting Crypto.com's decision to remove Dogecoin from its lending program, suggesting that exchanges are becoming leery of allowing people to short Dogecoin.
Arizona Congressional candidate Jerone Davison called on meme lords to contribute to his campaign. One of the central issues of his campaign is internet censorship, and he has argued for an Internet Bill of Rights (IBOR).
Congresswoman Mayra Flores posted a meme of Elon with the quote, "If someone wants to accomplish great things, there is no better place than the U.S."
The Dogeclaren completed 3000 mile trip from NYC to Vancouver.
Bodega Bro, a college grad who became a cause célèbre after being fired from his job for posting an innocuous TikTok video, has been part of the #DogeArmy since the original Dogecoin Rise in February 2021.
Uber Eats and Doordash now support Dogecoin through BitPay.
SpaceX won FCC approval to use Starlink internet on planes, trains, and cars.
FTX released an advertisement with Tom Brady using a flamethrower.
Big3's Aliens won their second game of the season, defeating Bivouac 51-48 to improve their record to 2-1.
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