Is Musk’s purchase of Twitter the worst business decision ever? Is he actually a moron?
Following Elon Musk’s demand that Twitter employees sacrifice their personal lives and mental sanity to fix arguably the single worst business decision in history of Musk buying famously unprofitable Twitter for $44 billion, the social media site is down to roughly 12% of its workforce as of just a few weeks ago after Musk fired half of the company’s employees and then convinced the majority of the rest it was time to find better, more stable employment elsewhere.
Whether Twitter dies completely from enough engineers leaving that Twitter literally powers down and the institutional expertise on how to keep it running is getting buzzed somewhere in a severance-funded vacation spot, or Twitter limps along with enough trolls, racists, Musk bootlickers, pornographers, and crypto scam artists paying the monthly $8 to keep the lights on, the Twitter we knew and were addicted to might possibly be ending.
It is at least the end of an era as Musk threatens to hide all the content and comments from users who don’t feel compelled to pay the richest person on Earth to use the formerly free Twitter, and whatever will remain of the social media company might feel like Rome following its sack by the Visigoths as its golden age faded into anarchy and decay.
Which sucks for me personally because I had just reached the milestone of 30,000 followers with my satire account The Halfway Post after two years of working on it like a second job, a job that isn’t a job because I cannot help my addiction to following the news, watching our country’s spiraling plunge down the drain of historic indispensability, and mocking it. Great timing for me professionally if Twitter does indeed fall into anarchy and decay, eh? 😜
I’ve been addicted to Twitter for its political commentary and hot takes for over a decade, though I abstained from posting my satire on it for a long time because I didn’t want to contribute to fake news in its public forum. However, Donald Trump’s offensive and unidealistic presidential candidacy, preposterous election victory, and absurdist presidential administration turned America’s politics into a carnival of surrealist chaos…