Elon Musk took the world by surprise when he announced his intention to buy Twitter, Inc. TWTR. Since the disclosure, the world has been polarized over what a Musk-led Twitter will look like. the Tesla, Inc. TSLA The CEO on Friday gave an overview of his vision for the technical aspects of the microblogging platform.
What happened: Quote tweeting a Fortune article that said interest in Twitter jobs has grown since Musk stepped in, he said if the acquisition goes through, Twitter will be “super focused” on software engineering, design, infosec and server hardware.
In a follow-up tweet, Musk also said he strongly believes that all managers in a technical role should be technically excellent. “Software managers need to write great software,” he added. He also likened a software manager who can’t write efficient code to a cavalry captain who can’t ride a horse.
Musk also acknowledged the difficulty of fixing layout issues on Twitter. When asked on Twitter if the company’s old layout would be back, he suggested that a lot needs to be done on the layout. “Every pixel counts. Hard problem,” Musk added.
So much to do on the layout. Every pixel counts. Difficult problem.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 6, 2022
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Why it matters: Musk is known for being a demanding leader in his businesses which include his flagship electric vehicle company, SpaceX and The Boring Company. He is also considered an inspirational leader who can rally people for a mission.
These positive traits could help bring about desirable changes to Twitter that could help the platform grow its user base and revenue. That said, Musk’s freedom of speech has ruffled many feathers. A majority fears that removing the safeguards put in place on Twitter will alienate people and put minorities at risk of bullying and victimization.
Twitter closed Friday’s session down 1.11% at $49.80, according to data from Benzinga Pro.
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