Just days after Tesla founder Elon Musk became Twitter’s largest shareholder, he publicly questioned whether the platform was “dying.”
Elon Musk made headlines in early April when he made a massive $3 billion investment in Twitter. The move was seen as a natural step as the world’s richest man regularly spends most of his days posting on the social media platform.
He’s already touted “significant improvements” for Twitter and even conducted a public poll asking users if they really want the long-awaited edit button.
Now, just days after his investment became public, he’s already questioning the value of Twitter.
Elon wonders if Twitter is ‘dying’
On April 9, Musk tweeted a list of the ten most followed Twitter accounts with a bizarre question.
Musk said, “Most of these ‘top’ accounts rarely tweet and post very little content. Is Twitter dying?”
Elon, who is eighth on the list, certainly posts enough to carry the weight of a group that includes former President Barack Obama and Justin Bieber. But the question was odd considering he just poured a ton of money into the company.
Most of these “top” accounts rarely tweet and post very little content.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 9, 2022
His post sparked responses from countless influencers, including Twitch star Felix “xQc” Lengyel, who weighed in with his thoughts.
“People use Twitter for different reasons. Most influencers use the platform as a tool to promote their brand or whatever they do. They don’t really use Twitter. Twitter isn’t dying, big celebs with nothing to do don’t need to use it as much anymore.”
People use Twitter for different reasons. Most influencers use the platform as a tool to promote their brand or whatever they do. They don’t really use Twitter. Twitter isn’t dying, big celebs with nothing to do don’t need to use it as much anymore. 🤖
— xQc (@xQc) April 9, 2022
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal also joined the conversation, saying, “I think most ‘celebs’ don’t see the same numbers as they do on other social media platforms and they measure success in numbers.”
Corresponding statistics, In 2021, Twitter saw its strongest year-over-year user growth in nearly a decade. Despite Musk’s concerns, Twitter is unlikely to die anytime soon.
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