Elon Musk’s goal to revamp Twitter with whirlwind changes has left people frustrated. Days after acquiring the microblogging site Twitter in a US$44billion deal and legal battle, Elon Musk has brought some significant changes to the features and policies of the platform, leading to major foreboding of Twitter users and employees.
Most C-level executives of the company have been fired; with a supposed future plan to lay off 50% of the workforce and an expectation of 12 hour work days, 7 days a week – or get fired, according to media reports.
The verification check mark, which was typically granted for free to celebrities, journalists, brands and public figures to show they were genuine, would soon incur a fee. Musk was initially planning to put a charge of US$19.99 for a ‘blue tick’ subscription, but an amount of US$8 a month has been fixed (with all intentions to raise it).
Elon seems to be planning to monetise the platform in all ways he can.