A recent report from The Daily Beast gave us quite the chuckle at Donald Trump’s expense, as the disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former guy is allegedly burning up with fury at the humiliatingly terrible rollout of his new social media platform, Truth Social, that’s apparently been bogged down with glitches and has so far seen far fewer sign-ups than what was anticipated.
Asawin Suebsaeng and Adam Rawnsley with The Beast aptly dubbed the former president’s social media platform launch an “embarrassing dud,” before going on to note that, in true Trump fashion, the unhinged former guy has apparently made it his mission to make his fury and displeasure absolutely well-known to pretty much anyone who dares come near him, through angry outbursts chock-full of profanities.
“In recent weeks, sources have heard the former president on the phone swearing gratuitously and asking things like, ‘What the f*ck is going on’ with Truth Social,” the Beast report reads. “He’s repeatedly groused about the negative press and the less-than-stellar optics of the rollout, these sources said. And he’s demanded to know why more people aren’t using it—why the app isn’t swiftly dominating the competition.”
And according to the report, Trump’s complaints, while certainly hilarious for us, are actually born from legitimacy, as the launch of his signature social media platform is truly doing absolutely awful.
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“The Daily Beast reviewed analyses of visits to Truth Social’s performed by SimilarWeb, which tracks website traffic from public and private sources. The company’s figures for the MAGA social network—while only an estimate based on incomplete data—are nonetheless anemic,” the report reads. “SimilarWeb’s estimates show a sharp spike of around 2 million daily visits to the site when it first debuted, before traffic dipped to an average of approximately 300,000 visits each day, putting the site on par with Gettr. Meanwhile, the far-right Gab has averaged around 650,000 daily average visits in the same time period.”
The Beast notes that a good portion of the issues is apparently hailing from a waitlist to sign up. But matters go from bad to worse for the ex-president’s social media venture as evidence reportedly shows that even when people are finally able to sign up for the platform, they’re not staying on the site for more than a hot second.
“The odd sluggishness of the waitlist could also explain why, at this early stage of Trump’s website, the MAGA fans who have visited Truth Social also don’t tend to stay very long, according to SimilarWeb’s analytical tools. The company estimates that the average visitor to Trump’s site stays for just 90 seconds—a far cry from the seven minutes users tend to spend on Gettr and nine minutes spent on Gab,” the report states.
As noted by The Daily Beast, Trump himself isn’t really helping matters much at all, with his lack of frequent personal posts to help bring users in, even as we go through a massive world event. Axios reported, “Trump hasn’t posted a single time since the launch, despite an international crisis that has captivated the country. Instead, he’s given his comments to radio and TV hosts.”
If you ask me, it’s only a matter of time now before this social media venture of his goes the way of his blog and the DoDo Bird.
You can read the full report from The Daily Beast here — a subscription is required.
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