This week has been fun in the Twitterverse, with Elon Musk now taking charge at Twitter. He fired many people, and a few who worked for Twitter quit, including a few Heads of departments.
I read a tweet about how the developers were now required to sign off on compliance-related features because heads of those departments had quit. I can’t begin to imagine what that must have felt like, being made responsible for things outside of your domain expertise.
I don’t know what the future of Twitter is. It feels like Twitter has always been there. But it’s only been sixteen years. Sixteen years feels like a lifetime. I have learnt so much from everyone I follow on Twitter, and I can’t thank the team at Twitter for building the platform and continuing to work on improving it every day. I hope Elon does not cause the platform to not exist in a few months/years.
I am sure someone out there is building a Twitter alternative. There are a few which exist already, but none which has convinced the masses to shift. I hope the next platform has a good business model behind it. Free hardly scales, and we have seen it time and time again.