Truthfully, I don’t see how anyone might nonetheless have religion that Elon Musk has some grand plan for reviving Twitter, nor that he might presumably be the ‘singular solution’ to avoid wasting the platform, as once proclaimed by former CEO Jack Dorsey.
As a result of whereas Elon is seen by many to be a genius, and has performed a key function in making important advances in varied cutting-edge technical fields, his time at Twitter has solely highlighted the truth that he’s compulsive, erratic, self-interested and self-serving, on the grandest scale, which might solely replicate poorly on his total management in any respect of his corporations.
Take, for instance, Twitter Blue, and his $8 verification checkmark program. Elon doesn’t care about night the enjoying discipline and/or giving everybody an opportunity to verify their identification, thus bettering the integrity of the app. Elon hates a few of the people who have already got blue ticks, and he wants cash, so he’s re-framed it as some form of particular deal to get again at these pesky elites who look down upon the frequent people from their adorned kingdom.
Price noting right here that Elon is (or was) the richest individual on this planet, the elite of the elite, and he’s promoting you this story to make much more cash. It’s a money seize, for nearly actually nothing additional – besides extra earnings for him.
Or what about his choice to ban all accounts that share a live location after his younger son was reportedly accosted by a stalker. That call had nothing to do with bettering the platform, or making it a extra workable, equitable course of. He was upset, he owns the platform, and he modified the principles, for no different motive than to make himself really feel higher.
Doesn’t that go towards his free speech ethos that he repeatedly harps on about in his tweets? Sure, sure it does – however what Elon needs, Elon will get.
Then there are the stories this week that previous E was upset when his Tremendous Bowl tweets didn’t get as much attention as Joe Biden’s. So upset was Elon that he sparked an all-hands emergency to handle the imbalance, and threatened engineers’ jobs in the event that they couldn’t repair it.
The outcome? Elon’s tweets are actually proven in each customers’ ‘For You’ feed, which Elon himself appears fairly proud of.
Why do you want this a lot consideration? What previous damages have brought about you to require adoration and reward at this stage? You’ve got all the cash on this planet, you might do something, but you spend your time creating memes about your self and forcing individuals to have a look at them.
For $44 billion. Billion, with a ‘b’.
Whereas on the identical time, Twitter continues to fracture below the pressure of diminished oversight, together with points with tweet load times, issues with Twitter Blue edits, broken algorithms, advert account errors, and so on. Twitter itself is more and more being held along with the digital equal of packing tape – but, Elon is sitting in his workplace, calling out ‘who’s the fairest of all of them’ throughout the manufacturing ground.
I assume, when you’ve got the cash, it’s open season – however certainly even Elon’s strongest supporters are beginning to query his management, and the deity-like view they’ve of him, primarily based on his previous achievements.
That’s a broader concern with Musk’s Twitter management – it’s exposing him for what he’s, and the way he operates, which is clearly spooking Tesla investors.
However then once more, in line with Elon:
That is the best Q1 Twitter utilization ever and that’s after most faux accounts have been suspended
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 13, 2023
May that be true? We don’t know, as a result of Twitter is now not a public firm, and subsequently doesn’t must checklist its efficiency figures. However Elon says it’s. Possibly it’s.
Both approach, force-feeding all customers with your individual tweets can’t be a great factor, certainly this gained’t go the way in which Elon expects, and certainly it is a purple flag to anybody who nonetheless believes in his Twitter plan.
Possibly. Most likely not.
Both approach, the Elon Twitter present continues to astound and entertain.
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