Fandango Provocatively asks:
Whether or not you have a Twitter account, how do you feel about Musk’s takeover of Twitter and the changes he’s made so far. Do you care one way or the other? If you currently are on Twitter, do you plan to continue actively using it?
I got to say from the off, I’m not a Twitter user. I don’t understand the issues and I don’t understand the fuss. I don’t understand what makes Twitter worth so many billion dollars.
But I do think, if someone owns a company, they should be able to do what they want with it. (Getting Twitter-specific, that might cover what people can and can’t say on the platform.) Fine, the new owner might make decisions which turn out to be dumb, but that’s their lookout. The value of the company will correlate with the quality of those decisions.
Or are you asking whether “old Twitter” was wise to sell to Musk in the first place? Surely they should be able to sell to whoever they like?
Like I say, there’s a lot I don’t understand. I don’t understand Twitter’s revenue stream. How does it make its money? Does it advertise? Sell users’ data? The revenue from both of those will be linked to the overall number of users, so presumably Musk must have an eye on that number? He’s not gonna want to scare users off, is he? But ultimately, if he does scare users off, he’s the owner, he’s the one taking the risk.
I think at this level it is all about money. Twitter’s value must be based somehow on it’s number of users. Musk must feel confident he can increase that number and therefore make more money from it.