The Start of Earlectrek: the Boring Company
Back in December of 2016, Elon Musk was sitting in traffic and Tweeting out to his millions of followers. His new plan to disrupt traffic on roadways by digging tunnels underground to circumvent congestion. At the time this sounded all like a joke. However 3 years later we now know The Boring Company is real and alive.
What does this have to do with Earlectrek? Well the start of our new site has a similar start up path. There are a few things at play here to fully understand the joke and the start of this site;
- Tesla is a burning hot company. Having Tesla in the title of your misinformed blog post will get traffic. It does not matter if the content is accurate or not. All that matters is that you get those very important views. This leads to plenty of FUD in regards to Tesla.
- Earl (@28delayslater) is the creator of #FrunkPuppyFriday, a weekly contest where you take pictures of your dogs and other pets in the Frunk. Earl always has a great way of Tweeting about FUD based articles but providing a positive twist.
- There is a popular Tesla & EV News based site out there that does not fully appreciate everything that Earl has done for the Tesla community.
This all lead to a joke on Twitter. There was about 100 replies. Mostly jokes but there was some really good ideas on how the site could run and function. So similar to The Boring Company, what once started as a joke on Twitter is now a real thing.
We hope there will be a community effort around this blog. Guest submitted blog posts would help a lot. Plus it is a way to advertise your Referral code under “Norman’s Take” (everyone is doing it, right?). Or at the very least, help provide real and truthful content. The main goal is to provide content that has been checked, verified and is real. No FUD.
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