Twitter may be on its last leg and it’s all due to Elon Musk, the billionaire that took over in October. We all know Musk as the CEO of Tesla but now he has acquisitioned Twitter, and it’s not looking good for him, nor the company he purchased for $44 billion.
In recent months, he has fired a significant number of employees including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and policy head Vijaya Gadde. He has also fired any employees that have publicly criticized him on Twitter.
The demise of Twitter is a hard thing to see but knowing that the Twitter team is fighting tooth and nail to keep the social media site as it is for its 300 million active users gives many a sense of comfort. Unfortunately, Musk has already implemented the first of new changes, with Twitter Blue, a monthly subscription that charges users eight dollars to edit tweets and become verified with the infamous blue check.
Despite the advice of former and current employees, twitter blue is causing a ruckus on the case of the blue check. The new subscription has allowed users to imitate government officials, celebrities, and corporations and has caused a lack of trust among high-profile users.
I believe the saying many users jokingly state, “Twitter should not be free,” was taken too literally because why would anyone pay for a verification check, an edit button and the opportunity to change the background and colors of your app?
My momma once told me “if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it.” It’s obvious that Musk thought the site was broken because he tried to fix it and now, all of our accounts we spent building and using as a diary that contain years of tweets and bookmarks are about to disappear into thin air.
Personally, twitter is an app that I can scroll and talk to myself on all day. It’s where I get my news, my laughs, and my stolen memes from, so to see that the company announced that it will be temporarily closing all of their company buildings just let me know that this may be the beginning of the end for my personal little diary.
Under the hashtag #RIPTWITTER, a plethora of twitter users put in their two cents about the blogging site is flopping. Here are some to help take our minds off the deteriorating of our personal diaries.