The internet is buzzing with the news that Twitter could potentially get a rebranding. Elon Musk indicates plans to change Twitter’s name to X and gradually get rid of the blue bird logo. Elon Musk himself posted the news over the weekend, setting up a frenzy of rumors. Now let’s see more on Twitter to change its name to X.
According to the newly appointed CEO Linda Yaccarino, “X will be “the future state of unlimited interactivity – focused on audio, video, messaging, payments/banking,”. Further, she also indicated that the platform will be powered by AI.
The words “soon we shall bid adieu to the Twitter brand, and, gradually, all the birds” appeared in a late-night Saturday post. The x.com domain already points to twitter.com, and everything will go live in a few hours. Executives from the company have previously verified that Twitter Inc. has been renamed to X Corp. in the State of Nevada, with its headquarters located in San Francisco.
Other Changes in Twitter
Changes around Twitter have been constant since Musk took over after a $44 billion deal went through. The owner fired the executive leaders, dismantled the board of directors, and slashed its workforce from nearly 8,000 employees to just 1,500.
Elon has been making changes to his app as well. Changes such as the Blue Tick going on a subscription model and anyone of any stature getting to buy the blue tick without any authenticity. This certainly raises multiple questions on the degree of Authenticity and legitimacy of the app.
According to Elon Musk, the company will limit new users and unverified accounts to only 300 tweets each day. However, verified users can view 6,000 posts daily. A prompt would be shown to new users after they had exceeded the daily limit.
The news certainly caused massive backlash to Twitter and Musk. Later on, Musk added that the “temporary” limits were in place to address “extreme levels of data scraping” and “system manipulation.”
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