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I am a long-time user of Twitter, and Musk's takeover alarms me. As a Queer Anarchist, I am already threatened and abused on the site on a daily basis!


Eight questions about Twitter's future now that Elon Musk is taking over

Eight questions about Twitter's future now that Elon Musk is taking over



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How was Twitter's first quarter? The company will still report Q1 earnings on Thursday, but in light of the deal, there will not be a conference call for analysts.

"What does Musk think Twitter is for?" That's what Casey Newton asked in his Platformer newsletter Monday night. "All we have to go on is a series of cryptic tweets and statements that are short enough to allow for wide interpretation."

So: When will Musk elaborate on his plans? Will he do it through Twitter or through methods that allow for more detail and nuance?

Will Twitter employees want to work for Musk? Some reacted to Musk's takeover "with shock and dismay," The Washington Post's Elizabeth Dwoskin reported. "Some tweeted tear-filled emoji and memes of people having emotional breakdowns, while others told The Post they were too in shock to speak."

What will happen to Twitter's current leadership team? At an all-hands meeting on Monday, Agrawal said he was "optimistic" about the future of the company, saying Musk "wants Twitter to be a powerful, positive force in the world, just like all of us." But it is hard to imagine Agrawal staying put...

What will Jack Dorsey's role be? On Monday night he tweeted that “Elon's goal of creating a platform that is 'maximally trusted and broadly inclusive' is the right one. This is also [Agrawal's] goal, and why I chose him. Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation. This ...

What about Twitter's HQ? The SF Chronicle's Roland Li flagged the potential ramifications for the city since Musk has expressed “scepticism around remote work.”

How contentious will Musk v. Jeff Bezos become? As The Verge's Richard Lawler noted, "Jeff Bezos is already testing Elon Musk's commitment to free speech by trolling" Musk with some Monday night tweets about China...



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