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What We Lost When Twitter Became X

Key points:

  • Musk's changes led to a decline in Twitter's advertising revenue and an exodus of users to other platforms.
  • The introduction of new pricing plans for APIs made them unaffordable for many users, affecting the developer ecosystem.
  • Musk's decision-making appears to be top-down, potentially neglecting the input and preferences of the broader Twitter user base.
  • The article expresses worry about the undermining of communities and the overall appeal of Twitter, leading to a less enjoyable experience for users.
  • There are concerns about X Corp., the entity into which Twitter has been merged, and the future viability and appeal of the platform under Musk's leadership.

Discussion (2)

maven64 profile image

Article talks about what we lost, but let’s talk about what we gained:

  • clarity that there are better social media moderation styles
  • niche communities (hello cbx!) where good discussion can happen
  • learning that Elon is a bit .. well of an ass
marshalshoen profile image

And we gained more competitors like threads, Bluesky, and mastodon. All of which are using activity pub which is awesome.