Elon Musk on Twitter on Friday offered an insight into his vision of the social media platform after the acquisition passes, also offering a sense of what employees can expect in terms of working life under his leadership.
Musk’s comments accompanied the screenshot recently Wealth an article titled: “Interest in Twitter business has jumped sharply by more than 250% since Elon Musk took office. But the current employees are nervous. “
“If the Twitter acquisition is complete, the company will be super focused on hardcore software engineering, design, infosec and server hardware,” wrote the world’s richest man, who also runs companies including SpaceX and Tesla. “Software managers have to write great software or it’s like being a cavalry captain who can’t ride a horse! Also, the expectations of work ethic would be extreme, but much lower than I demand of myself. ”
Musk first started buying a significant amount of Twitter shares only in January, and by March 14 he had become the owner of a 5% stake in the company. was the first to announce its intention to buy Twitter for $ 54.20 per share on April 14th. The board of directors of social media services initially did not take a good look at the idea, which went so far as to adopt a limited shareholder rights plan, or “poison pill,” to deter him from trying to take over the company. Still, within two weeks he had successfully concluded a deal to buy Twitter for $ 44 billion.
“Freedom of speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is a digital city square where issues vital to the future of humanity are discussed,” Musk said on the day news broke of his breakthrough in negotiations with Twitter. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by improving the product with new features, making open source algorithms to increase trust, defeat spam bots, and authenticate all people. Twitter has a lot of potential – I’m looking forward to working with the company and the user community to unlock it. “
Musk’s Twitter purchase is expected to be finalized later in the year. Following its takeover, Twitter will become a private company. Check out Musk’s topic on the future of the company by clicking below.
If the Twitter acquisition is completed, the company will be super focused on hardcore software engineering, design, infosec and server hardware https://t.co/m2HseK0TXl
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 6, 2022