Twitter Grew 'Too Quickly.' But It 'Will Never Die'

Jack Dorsey
Founder of Twitter

Twitter is one of the unique places on the internet, where users can "find real-time conversations and information about every subject imaginable from across the world," the company once said in a blog post.

Since the first ever tweet that was posted back in 2006, Twitter has evolved to become a town square, becoming a place where world leaders gather, and celebrities speak their voices. It's also a place where businesses market their products, and where websites reach their audience.

Years after it was founded by Jack Dorsey, Twitter grew up, and managed to influence so many people around the world.

It managed to squeeze itself between giants like Facebook and Google, and remain relevant with its limited characters.

But regardless of the limitation, Twitter is the favorite platform for the world's richest man.

And that man has bought the platform for himself.

Dorsey who was Twitter's CEO twice, is not staying quiet to see his brainchild abused by the changes its new ruler wants.

Jack Dorsey

Since Musk took over Twitter by first announcing that he wished to make the company private, Musk publicly showed that he wants to wholly own Twitter.

After making a grand entrance to Twitter's headquarters by bringing in a kitchen sink, to then finalizes his $44 billion purchase of the platform, a lot is happening at Twitter.

Under the command of its new ruler, Twitter is again evolving.

In just one week after Musk took over the entire company, he dismissed all members of the board, and make himself the sole board member.

Musk them fired half of all employees at Twitter, including Parag Agrawal, the CEO, and Vijaya Gadde, the Head of Legal, Policy, and Trust at Twitter.

After he laid off 50% of the workforce, Musk began enforcing a number of policies, including laying down his plans to make Twitter profitable and free from spams and bots.

Dorsey who founded Twitter, cannot stay quiet.

In a tweet, he said that:

"Folks at Twitter past and present are strong and resilient. They will always find a way no matter how difficult the moment. I realize many are angry with me. I own the responsibility for why everyone is in this situation: I grew the company size too quickly. I apologize for that."

He also said that:

"I am grateful for, and love, everyone who has ever worked on Twitter. I don't expect that to be mutual in this moment...or ever…and I understand."

Then, a Twitter user asked Dorsey about BlueSky, a social media platform Dorsey is developing.

The Twitter user said that he wants to get off Twitter as soon as possible because of seeing Twitter's "unforeseen demise."

Dorsey responded by saying Twitter definitely "will never die."

Despite being owned by someone else, and becomes a private company that Elon Musk owns, Twitter is forever the Twitter people know.

Dorsey also argues with Elon Musk by exchanging some tweets.

The two tech figures argue after Musk tweeted that he wants to make the platform the "most accurate source of information about the world," to which Dorsey replied in tweet by saying "accurate to who?"

"As judged by the people of Twitter via Community Notes (formerly Birdwatch)," Musk tweeted, signaling that he is renaming Birdwatch to Community Notes.

Birdwatch is a program Twitter launched to combat misinformation on the platform, using volunteers to help determine the reliability of content, an hearing that Musk is renaming it, Dorsey tweeted back, saying that Birdwatch was "a far better name," and being "more informative" was a better goal for Twitter to aim for.

Musk replied Dorsey in another tweet, by saying that Birdwatch gives him "the creeps," to which Dorsey tweeted, "Community notes is the most boring Facebook name ever."

Responding to Dorsey, Musk said in a tweet that “not everything needs to have 'bird' in the name! Too many bird groups fighting each internally other at Twitter. Angry Birds."

Dorsey said he agreed with Musk in this particular argument, but said that it wasn't the reason behind the name.

"Community" or "notes" weren't the right descriptors, he added.