The Elon Musk-Twitter saga — it has rapidly was one — has had many twists and turns. To present you a fast recap, right here’s what has occurred thus far: Musk acquired a 9.1% share in Twitter, and have become the only largest shareholder; Twitter introduced Musk will be part of the board of administrators and there have been just a few murmurs of ‘what’s happening’. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal then revealed that Musk had mentioned no to the board sear — these murmurs grew to become audible whispers. After which Musk — in his personal phrases — “made a suggestion”. To not be part of the board however truly purchase Twitter for near $43 billion. No extra whispers and murmurs, now it was a full furore “what the hell is occurring”. Now, we’re at a will he, received’t he stage or moderately will they (Twitter) or received’t they promote?
If — and it’s a giant if in the mean time now — Musk truly finally ends up buying Twitter then there are certain to be modifications. Why? As a result of the Tesla CEO has made his emotions about sure issues incorrect with Twitter fairly clear. There shouldn’t be sweeping modifications but when Musk’s takeover bid is a hit, then right here’s how some issues might change at Twitter.
The edit button might lastly make its manner
It received’t be as a result of Elon Musk ‘requested’ for it however he has been vocal in regards to the want of an edit button. As quickly as he grew to become the most important shareholder, Musk put out a tweet and ballot asking who desires an edit button. So sure, we are able to count on the edit button to return however Twitter has been engaged on it for some time.
Content material moderation might change on Twitter
In his personal phrases, Elon Musk is a “free speech absolutist”. Musk has made his displeasure identified about Twitter’s moderation insurance policies. The largest one was when the then US president Donald Trump was banned from the platform. Earlier this yr in March, Musk put a ballot on Twitter asking if the platform caught to the precept of free speech. “Provided that Twitter serves because the de facto public city sq., failing to stick to free speech rules essentially undermines democracy,” he mentioned. “What must be finished?”. So sure, Musk might change the content material moderation insurance policies on Twitter.
Fixing Twitter’s “single most annoying drawback”
Spam accounts or spambots, as per Musk, are Twitter’s most annoying factor. A follower on Twitter mentioned to Musk, “Elon, it is advisable to do one thing about these Crypto spam bots. They’re getting actually annoying. Bettering the verification system to show that you simply’re an precise *actual* human would assist with this.” Musk replied and mentioned that it’s the “single most annoying drawback”. So in case you are the proprietor of Twitter, you then’re certain to unravel the issue, no?
A ‘extra’ open-source Twitter: Altering the algorithm
Twitter, to some extent, is an open-source platform — a few of its tech is publicly out there to view and even change. Musk, in one other tweet, did ask his followers if Twitter’s algorithm must be open supply or not. At a TED convention, Musk elaborated on it and mentioned that it must be extra open supply as “there is no kind of behind-the-scenes manipulation, both algorithmically or manually.” Maybe the algorithm would possibly change as per Musk’s ‘imaginative and prescient’ of “unlocking Twitter’s extraordinary potential.”