Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his 2024 presidential campaign to screeching audio feedback and technical difficulties in a Twitter Space with Elon Musk on Wednesday.
After the event a DePanties flack claimed that Florida’s GovBot is so popular that he broke the internet. But during the event Meon Sulk and capitalist skidmark David Sacks attributed it to Sulk’s massive popularity.
“Man, I think we melted the internet there,” Sacks said in a separate Space he created with his account after the first one shuttered. “I think it crashed because when you multiply a half million people in a room by an account with over 100 million followers, which is Elon’s account, I think that creates just a scalability level that was unprecedented. But with my meager followership it seems to be working much better.”
DeSantis read his speech launching his campaign in the Sacks-hosted room around 25 minutes after the event was originally scheduled to begin. “I had to switch over to David hosting it because my account was breaking the system,” Musk said.
El. Em. Ay. Oh. Why does this event come to mind?
Meanwhile, Team Biden brings the snark. How uncivil!
Biden’s official Twitter account, meanwhile, used the opportunity to ask for contributions to his reelection campaign.
“This link works,” Biden tweeted with a URL linking to his ActBlue donation page.
Update: I saw a few reports that mention there were between 500,000 to 600,000 listeners during the shrieking feedback phase of the event. Apparently the majority of people preferred that sound to the sound of DeSantis’ voice:
A few minutes later, Musk promoted a new Spaces that seemed to be working, but much of the audience did not seem to make the leap. The first Spaces appeared to have more than 500,000 attendees at its peak, while the second seemed to hover around 150,000.
People who post off-topic comments would gladly give Elon $80 for a blue check mark.