Paying $44 billion to literally break a website, strip it of any recognizable brand, and drive all the users away. Remarkable.
The masses are not balking at paying for Twitter Blue because they’re trying to shelter themselves within a crumbling elitist internet order, but because they think Musk is offering an unworthy product and is also a dickhead.
Imagine paying $11 every month for Twitter of all things.
Twitter’s official API for developers is almost entirely offline. This means that popular third-party Twitter apps like Twitteriffic and Tweetbot are completely broken. When you open Tweetbot, for example, you see an error message explaining that there was a “problem authenticating with Twitter.”
Another big brain move from the big brain baby.
Pouring one out for all the infra teams working their assess off to keep their apps and servers running as people return to or start new accounts across various non-bird-related social media sites today.
His claim that he’s backing out of the deal because Twitter misled him about the number of bots on the website is weak, they say, meaning he’ll likely be forced to go through with the acquisition even after a dire economic downturn has lost him billions since he first floated the deal.
This is sort of the ultimate example of “you broke it, you bought it”.
Name a company as important and synchronously insignificant as Twitter.
In other words, the firings smack of blatant hypocrisy. Musk gets all the free speech he wants, but his employees are terminated for any criticism.
Imagine being one of several people rightfully embarrassed by your boss’ destructive, childish online behaviour. You and your colleges voice that opinion in what sounds like a completely reasonable manner within the company and are promptly fired for doing so. Insane.
Imagine having no job security, or worse, being fired from your job because some billionaire going through a mid-life crisis decides he might want to buy the company you work for.