Twitter’s new chief Elon Musk has made several changes to the social media platform in just a week. Check them out here.
It has been a week since Elon Musk took charge of Twitter and in just 7 days many changes have been made to the social media platform. From firing top company executives, asking $8 for the blue tick, changing the homepage to firing about 50 percent of Twitter employees, and more, the billionaire has taken steps unimaginable in the past. American business. With so much action, it’s worth seeing if these decisions work in favor of the social media platform or not. Meanwhile, here are some of the major changes Tesla CEO Musk or “Twit Chief” has announced in recent days.
1. Twitter top officials fired: As soon as Musk took over Twitter, he fired the top executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde. That was Musk’s first decision on Twitter.
2. Cost for Blue Tick: Twitter users who want a verified account now have to pay the same, while Twitter now charges $8 for Blue Tick. Musk supported the decision by posting a number of tweets about it. He believes the subscription fee will give Twitter “an income stream to reward content creators,” while the company will not be dependent on advertisers.
3. Twitter Content Moderation Council: Twitter will establish a content moderation board with widely divergent views. The council is responsible for all important substantive decisions.
4. Advertisers: General Motors, General Mills, Audi of America, Oreo maker Mondelez International, Pfizer Inc, and Ford are some of the companies that have moved away from Twitter. Several advertisers have suspended ad spend on Twitter altogether.
5. Changes to the Twitter homepage: Musk has requested users who have logged out of Twitter and visited the home page of the Twitter site to be redirected to the Explore page with trending tweets and news, according to a report from Verge.
6. Vine: Musk posted a poll on Twitter asking people if he should bring Vine back.
7. 50% Twitter employees fired: On Friday, Twitter fired 50 percent of its employees, and Musk defended the move, saying it is being done in an effort to get Twitter on a healthy path.
8. Abolition of rest days: Rest days have been removed from the Twitter staff’s calendars. The rest days are known to refer to the monthly days off to allow employees to rest and recharge. “On Thursday, employees received other signals that their workplace was changing. Twitter’s ‘Days of Rest,’ which are monthly days off so employees can rest and recharge, were removed from their calendars, two people with knowledge of the matter said,” one report from the New York Times.