Tag: Twitter

  • Musk pushes subscriptions as Twitter’s ship takes on more water

    Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios Twitter’s ship has not capsized as many feared when Elon Musk took over five months ago. Instead, it strayed off course, leaked and set much of its crew adrift, driving many passengers to the life rafts. Send the news: In a recent stock option offer to employees, Musk reportedly valued the company […]

  • Monica Lewinsky, Celebrities On Twitter Fire Elon Musk Over Blue Check Pay Plan

    William Shatner, Monica Lewinsky, and other prolific Twitter commentators — some household names, others little-known journalists — could soon lose the blue ticks that helped verify their identities on the social media platform. They could get the points back by paying up to $11 per month. But some longtime users, including 92-year-old Star Trek legend […]

  • In 3 months, Twitter’s paid Blue service earns just $11 million for Elon Musk

    Since Elon Musk wants all Twitter users to pay for Blue badges, the latest data has revealed that Twitter Blue has earned just $11 million in mobile subscriptions so far since the service launched three months ago. According to a report in TechCrunch, which cited data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, adoption of the […]

  • Elon’s plan for Twitter Blue Checks is insanely suspicious

    If you got your blue Twitter verification check the old fashioned way, you know, by not paying for it– then I have bad news for you. The CEO of Tesla turned CEO of Twitter reiterated today that the old blue checkmarks on the platform will be removed from the verified hands of users on April […]

  • Elon Musk sets up automatic poop emoji response on Twitter for press inquiries

    Elon Musk acquired Twitter last October in a $44 billion deal. Elon Musk announced on Sunday that journalists who contact Twitter’s press department will be greeted with a single poop emoji. Going to the microblogging site, Mr. Musk previewed the company’s new auto-reply system. “press@twitter.com now automatically responds with [emoji]Musk tweeted. press@twitter.com now automatically responds […]

  • Meta is exploring a new social platform that could rival Twitter

    Meta, Facebook’s parent company, is exploring a new social media platform that could potentially rival Twitter as the company remains in turmoil under CEO Elon Musk. “We are exploring a self-contained decentralized social network for sharing text updates,” a Meta spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill. “We believe there is an opportunity for […]

  • Elon Musk apologizes for mocking a disabled Twitter employee

    Photo: Britta Pedersen Pool (Getty Images) Twitter CEO and overlord Elon Musk apologized to the previous one employee Haraldur Thorleifsson for mockery his disabilityproving that even technology’s biggest villain has a heart, or at least the sense of smelling a huge incoming lawsuit. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, Musk stated that he had spoken […]

  • Elon Musk argues with former Twitter employee with a disability

    Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday criticized a former employee with a disability after the employee asked if he had been fired by the social media giant. Haraldur Thorleifsson, whose bio says he “led an innovation team” on Twitter, reached out to Musk publicly on the platform to say that his work computer access had […]

  • Twitter employee who slept on the floor fired after Musk’s latest cuts

    Twitter’s latest layoffs include an executive who last year tweeted a photo of herself sleeping on an office floor while spending long hours on a project. Esther Crawford, CEO of Twitter Payments, retweeted a photo of herself sleeping in a sleeping bag in the office last year with the caption, “When your team is working […]

  • In the latest round of layoffs, Twitter is cutting engineering and product jobs

    Twitter Inc. laid off more employees late Saturday in a new wave of budget cuts designed to cut costs at the social networking company now owned by Elon Musk. The layoffs affected workers in teams across the company, including engineering and product, according to people familiar with the situation. Some employees learned via email late […]