Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey argued Sunday night over Twitter’s mission to become the “most accurate source of information” and the rebranding of its Birdwatch feature – a name which the new owner says gave it ” goosebumps”.
The passionate back-and-forth began when Musk said in a tweet“Twitter must become by far the most accurate source of information about the world. This is our mission.
“Precise for whom?” answered Dorseyco-founder and former CEO of the social media site, which Musk bought for around $44 billion.
“As judged by the folks at Twitter via Community Notes (formerly Birdwatch),” musk wrotereferring to the feature that allows users to add notes on tweets they find misleading.
Dorsey, who stepped down as CEO a year ago, then took aim at the new name.
“I still think…Birdwatch is a much better name. And “more informative” a much better goal,” he wrote.
“Birdwatch gives me goosebumps,” Musk replied.
“Too many groups of birds are fighting internally on Twitter. Angry Birds,” Musk added, using the name of the popular video game to seemingly suggest infighting on Twitter.
“Okay, but that wasn’t the reason for the name. Description is always better, but don’t think “community” or “notes” is the right descriptor. » Dorsey replied.
The fight between the two tech moguls came shortly after The Post published an article about how Twitter staffers – many of whom Musk fired on Friday – “hate” Dorsey.
“Jack is hated on Twitter,” a source told the Post. “They blame what happened with Elon taking over the business on Jack. Parag [Agrawal, the recently-ousted head of Twitter] and the board thinks he’s this really bad character.
Dorsey acknowledged on Saturday that many employees were “angry” with him.
“People past and present on Twitter are strong and resilient,” Dorsey said. tweeted early Saturday.
“They will always find a way, no matter how difficult the moment. I realize that many are angry with me. I am responsible for why everyone is in this situation: I increased the size of the company too quickly. I apologize for that,” he wrote.
“I’m grateful and love everyone who has ever worked on Twitter,” Dorsey added. “I don’t expect it to be reciprocated right now…or ever…and I understand,” Dorsey added.
Dorsey recently launched a social media company called Bluesky, a decentralized platform that promises to empower users and developers alike.
Meanwhile, Twitter is delaying distribution of blue verification checkmarks under its new $8-a-month subscription service until after Tuesday’s election, according to The New York Times.
Musk cut Twitter staff on Friday to stabilize finances, saying in a tweet he had no choice because the company was losing $4 million a day – but in embarrassing embarrassment he allegedly pleaded for some of these workers return to their old jobs on weekends.
According to a Bloomberg report, dozens of laid off employees have been asked to return as some were fired in error and others were fired before management realized their work and experience is potentially valuable in helping to create new features that Musk wants for the site. Some 3,700 workers lost their jobs on Friday.
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