Since purchasing Twitter, Elon Musk’s approach to running the social media site has been as erratic as his timeline.
The richest man in the world has apparently considered a variety of actions that, if implemented, would represent a significant overhaul of the business, including laying off personnel and changing user authentication. Here are the most important adjustments he has made so far or is thinking about implementing.
Elon Musk sacked a number of high-ranking employees, including the CEO Parag Agrawal, the CFO Ned Segal, and the director of legal and policy Vijaya Gadde. According to internal plans examined by Reuters, he intends to fire approximately 3,700 employees or about half the workforce. The announcements began to flow on Friday when the entire marketing staff was fired, affecting India, Twitter’s largest market.
Pay Per View: According to the Washington Post, Twitter is developing a feature that would let users upload films and charge other users to view them in exchange for a share of the money.
Extension of the character limit for tweets and the Explore page
Elon Musk has acknowledged the long-overdue need for Twitter to support “long-form messages.” A user enquired about Musk and whether Twitter remove or at least increase character limitations. Musk said, “Absolutely,” to the query. Twitter currently supports a 280-character maximum per tweet. It’s likely that this will be expanded, although it’s unclear when the update will be released. Additionally, people who log out of Twitter will be sent to the Explore tab where they may see the most recent news and trending tweets.
Advertisers: A large number of corporate advertisers paused their campaigns and cut ties with Twitter. Among them are General Mills, Ford, Pfizer Inc., Audi of America, Mondelez International, the manufacturer of Oreos, and General Motors. According to Reuters, Musk stated in a message to advertisers that he wants Twitter to be “the most respected advertising platform.”
Content censorship: Elon Musk has stated that the business will establish a content control council with “widely different perspectives.” He had stated that the council would be responsible for all decisions pertaining to the major material and that there would be no account reinstatements prior to the council’s meeting. In a series of tweets, the company’s head of safety and integrity stated that the content moderation features of social media platforms were still available.
Homepage: According to a Verge story, the Tesla CEO asked that users who are not signed in on Twitter’s homepage be moved to the Explore page, which displays the most popular tweets and news stories.
Rebooting Vine: Musk asked Twitter users if they thought Vine should be revived. 70% of the participants, close to five million people answered affirmatively. According to Axios, he has directed Twitter developers to start working on a Vine relaunch that might be available by year’s end.
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