In this transcript, the speaker begins by apologizing for being late and states that client work is a priority. They also mention the importance of context and familiarity with the internet and explain that they will discuss Twitter’s prohibited content policy for political ads, the generational war on the internet, and the historical tensions that have existed for decades. The speaker expresses their desire to delve deeper into the topic because they believe that it is important for people to understand the user base that built Twitter. They talk about the early days of the internet and how social media sites used to be free, funded by advertisements. They explain the initial value proposition of Twitter as a way for celebrities to connect with their fans easily. They emphasize the importance of providing context and history to the conversations happening on the internet.
The speaker starts by discussing their delayed start and the priority of client work. They acknowledge the generational war and tensions on the internet, and aim to provide explanations for Twitter’s controversial content policy for political ads. They highlight the historical roots and context of the issues, which they have observed for a long time, and express their desire for people to understand the significance of the user base that built Twitter. The speaker goes on to explain that Twitter used to be ad-free and explains the expenses involved in running social media sites. They share their personal experience of promoting Twitter to celebrities by emphasizing its value in connecting with fans easily. They stress the importance of providing context and history to these conversations happening online to enhance understanding proper understanding of the situation. Additionally, they express their willingness to delve deeper into the topic as they find it both interesting and important.