Twitter: are we witnessing the death of the social network bought by Elon Musk?

Chaos reigns on Twitter. Twists and turns never cease to punctuate the daily life of the social network. After the arrival of Elon Musk, followed by a wave of layoffs and departures, users felt they were witnessing the death of Twitter. Could this be the end of the social network?

Chaos reigns on Twitter. Twists and turns never cease to punctuate the daily life of the social network. After the arrival of Elon Musk, followed by a wave of layoffs and departures, users felt they were witnessing the death of Twitter. Could this be the end of the social network?

For the past two days, the hashtag #RIPTwitter has been trending on the social network. Since the acquisition of the platform by the eccentric billionaire Elon Musk, Twitter has been the scene of many scandals and bad buzz that have further damaged – if possible – the reputation of the social network, which has always been criticized by many users.

While some celebrities like Shonda Rhimes have announced their departure from the social network, and some apps like Mastodon have benefited from Twitter’s descent into hell, the platform still seems to be keeping the its users. Elon Musk even boasted about the usage record on Thursday, November 17 on his Twitter account: “And… we just hit a new record in Twitter usage lol,” he said. he commented.

The reviews still seem very strong despite these comments. In France, popular hashtags still showed #RIPTwitter, Mastodon and #TwitterDown in the top 3.

This sudden mobilization is due to the ultimatum given by Elon Musk to his employees. As reported by the American media, the billionaire asked his employees to answer yes or no, before 5 pm, to the question of whether they are ready to give everything and work long hours to “build a Twitter 2.0 revolutionary”. Results ? Hundreds of employees announced their departure on the social network. Some even filmed themselves waiting for the fateful hour of 5 pm

This wave of departures could cause Twitter to collapse, according to some employees, as some important services were affected. “It seems like everyone who made this place awesome is leaving,” one Twitter contributor told The Verge. “It’s going to be very difficult for Twitter to recover from this, no matter how hard people stay.”

Following these announcements, a video went viral on Twitter, allegedly showing the facade of the social network’s offices in San Francisco, where this sentence was projected: “Elon Musk: baby of bankruptcy, supreme parasite, petulant button, profiteer of apartheid, a dictator’s asslicker, lawless oligarch, insecure colonizer, tyrannical hoarder, Karen of space, mediocre man-child, pressured privilege, petty racist, megalomaniac, worthless billionaire”.

However, Elon Musk doesn’t seem worried about this exodus: “The best people stay, so I’m not too worried,” he commented.

Critics have doubled down on Twitter’s new boss after he fired employees for apparently criticizing him. Censorship was particularly denounced recently when Elon Musk decided to delete parody accounts. After a first wave of layoffs, the creator of SpaceX still confessed his mistake, asking some to return to their posts.

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