Elon Musk, the Tesla owner who is now a Twitter board member, wondered in his typically provocative way if the social network is “dying,” alluding to accounts with many followers but very little activity.
“Most of these ‘super’ accounts rarely tweet and post little content. Is Twitter dying? wrote, adding a list of the 10 profiles with the most subscribers.
Former US President Barack Obama appears in the lead, with 131 million subscribers, followed by various show stars (Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga…) and Elon Musk, who appears in eighth position, with 81 million followers.
“Justin Bieber He has only tweeted once this year,” added the businessman, who posts messages about his businesses, personal thoughts and memes almost every day.
After becoming the Monday first shareholder of the Californian group, the billionaire specified, in a document sent to the stock market regulator, that his participation was “passive”, that is, that he did not intend to influence the major strategic decisions of the platform.
But then he was invited to join the company’s board by its CEO, Parag Agrawal, who sees him as “a passionate and intense critic of the network, Which is exactly what we need.”
Musk said he was eager to start making “significant improvements to Twitter soon” and asked his followers in a poll if they would like to see a Twitter button added. “Edit” to the social network (which would allow a tweet to be edited after it was posted online).
Twitter he said afterwards that he will start experimenting with it.
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX is scheduled to meet with Twitter employees soon for a session of questions and answers.
Several Twitter employees raised concerns after Musk joined the board, citing the billionaire’s comments about the transgender people and his reputation for being a difficult leader, according to internal discussion messages, cited by the Washington Post.