The Verge: How Nokia ringtones became the first viral earworms. “Today, Fusoxide is behind the popular @ringtonebangers Twitter account. With others, like @OldPhonePreserv, he helps to maintain Andre Louis’ phonetones directory — a repository of phone software, sound banks, ringtones, and audio ephemera from a bygone era.”
Ars Technica: Twitter says Musk’s spam analysis used tool that called his own account a bot. “Twitter yesterday slammed Elon Musk’s response to the company’s lawsuit in a 127-page filing in the Delaware Court of Chancery that says Musk’s claims are “contradicted by the evidence and common sense.” Twitter’s court filing also said Musk’s spam analysis relied on a tool that once called his own Twitter account a likely bot.”
CNN: Elon Musk’s legal team has publicly filed its official response to Twitter’s lawsuit. “Elon Musk’s legal team on Friday made public its official response to Twitter’s lawsuit attempting to force him to complete their $44 billion acquisition deal. In the answer to Twitter’s complaint, which includes counter-claims against the company, Musk’s team attempts to refute the company’s allegations that the Tesla CEO is unjustly trying to exit the deal.”
Yale Insights: Is Elon Musk Right about the Bot Problem on Twitter?. “When he announced that he was buying Twitter, Elon Musk said his goals included ‘defeating the spam bots.’ Two months later, he withdrew his offer, claiming that the company had failed to make data on bots available to him. We asked Prof. Tauhid Zaman, who has studied the impact of bots, how much they skew the experience of Twitter users.”
Social Media Examiner: Twitter Spaces: A Live Audio Guide for Marketers. “Plan to launch your own Twitter space? Wondering how it all works? In this article, you’ll get a complete primer for Twitter Spaces so you can master everything from hosting and joining to promoting and analyzing audio events.” If you want to market with it, fine, but putting that aside this is a thorough overview of how Twitter Spaces works.