The Twitterverse is filled with lots of rumors about the social media platform and some fear this is the end as droves of Twitter employees resign. So many ask, is Elon Musk saving or killing Twitter?
In recent months, there have been reports of Twitter employees quitting en masse as morale at the company plummets amidst new management turmoil and concerns about its future prospects. Although Twitter had its own issues before Musk came along, now there’s a very real possibility that he could make them even worse – or even cause Twitter’s demise altogether.
There’s no doubt that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is one of the most influential people on Twitter. He has nearly 117 million followers and his tweets often make headlines. Like when he tweeted that he was “considering taking Tesla private at $420,” it sent shockwaves through Wall Street and the tech world. Truth is the tesla stock price did rise up high to $402 but has since plummeted to under $200.
Musk is known for being disruptive, so maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that he would try to do the same with Twitter. After all, this is a guy who wants to put humans on Mars and revolutionize transportation with self-driving cars. But some people are worried that his latest antics could be detrimental to Twitter – or even kill it off entirely.
Here’s why people are feeling this way about Elon Musk at Twitter
He’s a polarizing figure
There’s no denying that Musk is a brilliant entrepreneur and innovator. But he’s also a very polarizing figure, and that could be bad for Twitter. On the one hand, he has legions of diehard fans who will follow him wherever he goes (including Twitter). On the other hand, there are plenty of people who can’t stand him – and they’re likely to avoid Twitter if they know Musk owns it. This could further split an already divided user base and make it even harder for Twitter to attract new users (or keep the ones it has).
He loves stirring up drama
Musk isn’t afraid to stir up a little (or a lot) of drama – and that could cause problems for Twitter. For one thing, it’s likely to attract even more trolls and negativity to the platform. And secondly, it could turn off potential users who are put off by all the fighting and name-calling. In other words, Musk might end up doing more harm than good for Twitter in the long run.
Elon Musk is not afraid to speak his mind (and ruffle some feathers)
Musk isn’t afraid to speak his mind – even if it means ruffling a few feathers. For example, he’s been known to criticize other tech companies and their products. And while that might be entertaining for some people, it could also backfire on Twitter. If Musk starts attacking the platform itself or its users. After all, nobody likes being criticized – especially not in public!
He has a huge ego
There’s no denying that Musk has a huge ego – and that could be problematic for Twitter. For one thing, he’s likely to get into arguments with other users who don’t agree with him or who challenge him in some way. And secondly, his ego could lead him to do something rash like quitting Twitter altogether if things don’t go his way (which would be pretty bad for the platform).
I don’t think Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter for 44 billion dollars only to sink it. He will at least try to either make it work or salvage some of his investment money. He has so far admitted to being wrong with some of his decisions. Elon is also planning to reduce his time at Twitter and find a new CEO to run the company. The coming days and Elon’s decisions will let us know if he is trying to save or kill Twitter.
Photo: Elon’s Twitter account.
Editors note: 85% of the content for this post was generated by testing out an AI-powered writing assistant.
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