Twitter hardware news: 5 new features that Elon Musk, its new director, absolutely wants
Published on 28/10/2022 at 15:50
It’s done, Elon Musk is the boss of the social network Twitter. The change has already begun and the upheavals should continue at this rate. Twitter should change dramatically to become a social network with the vision of the eccentric CEO.
Change is now for Twitter
The upheaval within the social network is already underway. After just a few hours at the helm of Twitter, Elon Musk has already fired four executives. So we find CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, Legal Director Vijaya Gadde and Client Director Sarah Personette who have kindly seen themselves fired.
Let’s be honest, they are absolutely not to be pitied, they each leave with a nice farewell gift. In order, we find a payment of 38.7 million dollars for the ex-CEO, then 25.4 million, 12.5 million and finally 11.2 million dollars for the most unlucky. Not enough to shed a tear.
A new vision of Twitter with Elon Musk sauce
The billionaire started by dusting off a few posts. The risk now is to start the big cleaning. But he still has many ideas for make Twitter the social network of his dreams. Even if we realize that he is perhaps a little too ambitious and idealistic for the Internet.
Here is the future of Twitter, according to Elon Musk:
The first concern is the layoffs to the shovel that should happen. A few days before the official takeover, the Washington Post published an article stating that Musk wanted fire 75% of employees. From 7,500 to just 2,000 people. If, according to some analysts, Twitter has too many employees, cutting back so drastically is counterproductive. Finally the billionaire returned to this idea, but until when? Freedom of expression as the key word. It will be possible to say a lot more things and there will be less censorship. At the same time, Elon Musk also wants the social network does not become a platform where the greatest atrocities can be said. And on top of that, he wants the network to be welcoming to everyone. So less moderation, but more benevolence. A probably idyllic project. Ultra-targeted advertising could make its entrance. In a Tweet describing his vision for the future of Twitter, the billionaire wants to advertise, full-fledged content. According to him “advertising will aim to please, entertain and inform”. He uses the example of a drug treatment that a person would not have found without an advertisement. The advertisement will thus be very targeted, because according to him, an untargeted advertisement is spam, whereas if it corresponds to the Internet user, it is content. In the endElon Musk wants Twitter to become an example of online advertising.Advertising will also allow creators to earn money on their content, such as on YouTube, TikTok or Twitch. Revenue sharing will thus go to a lesser extent into the pockets of those who supply the network. social. If we do not yet know how much the financial compensation will be, it should take place. In an interview with Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Elon Musk ensures full cooperation with the European Union. Dangerous content will thus be deleted much more quickly. of the platform. Anyway, that’s the promise.
These are the main changes that will take place on Twitter as well as within the company. Elon Musk seems to want to go fast and new features should be coming soon. Provided of course that the billionaire does not decide to fire 75% of the employees. In which case, he would find himself with Twitter in slow motion, or even most likely at a standstill due to strikes.