Elon Musk has just killed Larry the Twitter bird, and replaced him with the single letter ‘X’.
Musk seems determined to kill Twitter itself, or at least to drag it down to such a spectacular loss that he will be able to greatly reduce his income taxes. That would be the perfect plot for a story about a diabolical genius who both wants to take down Twitter and reduce his taxes on his 2023 or 2024 tax returns, wouldn’t it?
The unpredictable Elon Musk is stirring up the Twitterverse again, and our readers have had a flurry of inquiries. The mystery? Musk’s recent decision to impose “temporary limits” on the daily tweet view count. What’s the reason behind this? And what does this mean for Twitter users? We’ve got the lowdown.
Curious minds are buzzing around Meta’s newest venture: Threads. This Twitter-competitor is yet another addition to Meta’s social media empire and our readers have been itching to know more. What is Threads? How does it work? And how does it compete with Twitter? Rest assured, we’ve got the answers.
On Saturday, a large number of Twitter users reported encountering difficulties while attempting to access the social media platform. This followed the announcement made by Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, that the company was introducing new limitations on the number of tweets users could read on a daily basis. This sudden restriction to 10,000 posts per day for verified accounts caused a stir among users and resulted in widespread issues on the platform.
Greetings, Internet Patrollers! We’re back with yet another tech scoop. Tesla CEO, SpaceX’s chief, and Twitter owner Elon Musk recently declared at the VivaTech conference in Paris that a Twitter video app for smart TVs is on the horizon. This piece of news has stirred up quite the buzz in the tech world, as the app will provide a direct link between the social media platform and our living rooms.
In the ever-evolving world of social media, a significant portion of users are content to observe from the sidelines. However, tech billionaire Elon Musk, who now owns the popular microblogging platform Twitter, has a message for those who just can’t bring themselves to hit that ‘Tweet’ button.
LGBTQ Groups Criticize Elon Musk’s New Twitter Pronoun Rule, Warning of Increased Bullying and Harassment
Elon Musk’s recent announcement regarding Twitter’s pronoun rule has sparked criticism from LGBTQ advocates who argue that it invites bullying and harassment. Musk stated that he would allow users to freely misgender individuals on the platform, including through pronoun usage.
Ella Irwin, the head of trust and safety at Twitter, has resigned from the social media company amid criticism and significant changes since Elon Musk’s acquisition of the platform in October. Irwin’s departure comes as Twitter grapples with ongoing concerns about lax protections against harmful content. She took over as the head of the trust and safety team in November 2022, following the resignation of Yoel Roth. Irwin’s exit raises questions about Twitter’s ability to effectively address the challenges related to content moderation.
Elon Musk, the enigmatic billionaire, has announced the appointment of a new CEO at Twitter, a mere half-year since he made headlines by acquiring the popular social media platform. The chosen executive is Linda Yaccarino, who once commanded the advertising division at NBCUniversal. She is slated to manage business operations at Twitter, a platform that has been grappling with the challenge of profitability.
There’s a new social media platform on the horizon, and it’s generating quite the buzz. Bluesky is a decentralized Twitter clone that has become the talk of the town. But there’s a catch: you’ll need an elusive invite to step foot on this digital island.
Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, has begun to enforce policies that threaten to remove blue checkmarks from formerly verified Twitter accounts. The blue checkmark previously denoted accounts that had been verified for authenticity and were given to accounts of celebrities, journalists, and media outlets. However, users seeking verification will now have to pay $8 a month for Twitter Blue, a controversial subscription program under which any account can obtain a blue checkmark. The rollout of these changes on Thursday was chaotic, with numerous high-profile users asserting that they would not pay for blue checkmarks under the new policy.
Twitter has lost another major media outlet as the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has abandoned the platform following the new tag labeling it as “government-funded media.” PBS joins fellow nonprofit media organization NPR in leaving Twitter over the tag. Twitter defines government-funded media as outlets where the government provides some or all of the outlet’s funding and may have varying degrees of government involvement over editorial content. The label was originally created to identify tweets from state-controlled news agencies like China’s People’s Daily and Russia’s RT.com, known for circulating government propaganda. However, new Twitter owner Elon Musk expanded the label to NPR and PBS despite their independent status.
Recently, a bug has caused private tweets shared within Twitter Circles to show up on public timelines. Twitter Circles are groups of users who can share tweets exclusively with each other, much like Instagram’s Close Friends feature. However, as reported by TechCrunch, tweets intended for private Circles are now being shared with a wider audience than intended.
Twitter’s brand value is at risk of being further eroded by the recent antics of its owner, Elon Musk. Musk’s behavior has escalated over the past month and included labeling several major news organizations as state-funded media, making crude jokes on Twitter, and easing restrictions on Russian government accounts. These moves may further complicate Twitter’s efforts to revive its declining ad business and supplement it with Twitter Blue subscriptions.
Elon Musk’s recent firing of Twitter’s customer support team and replacement of the support email with a poop emoji has caused quite a stir. If you were hoping to receive help with your Twitter account, you’re out of luck. It’s safe to say that Musk’s behavior was immature, but it’s not the only eyebrow-raising event since he bought Twitter.