Twitter has been very volatile in the past weeks as Elon Musk has taken over. Earlier today there was a mass resignation because of Elon’s ultimatum. The ultimatum stated that Twitter employees will be “working long hours at high intensity“. He wants Twitter employees to work harder than ever before, and this is nothing new in the Musk business. Engineers at Tesla and Space-X have been subject to intense work and long hours for a while now. Though it might seem harsh, Elon was willing to give ex-employees 3-month severance pay if they decided to leave the company (Twitter).
Tonight, the doors to Twitter HQ is locked. Employees are not allowed inside (badges won’t work) until Monday. This begs the question of, who is running Twitter if HQ is closed? There have already been early reports of Twitter outages around the world. The hashtag #RIPTwitter started trending worldwide, as users brace themselves for the worse. The worst-case scenario is disgruntled employees ruin or destroy Twitter, so this protocol does seem necessary from Elon’s perspective.
With all of this drama, I still do believe that Twitter will not fall. It’s probably the best source for live news, and current events happening. It would be a sad day if this truly were the last day of Twitter. There’s no other platform that can compete (as of right now). The constant stream of information is too elite to beat. Although, there may be a new beginning. In some of the documents that Elon sent his employees he’s used the term Twitter 2.0. This could mean that there’s a plan to completely change and maybe even wipe the old Twitter to make a brand new one. It’s exciting, and we are all waiting on new developments as the story progresses.