After hearing on Thursday night that Twitter had received a large number of resignations, users of the social media platform paid tribute to the platform by pushing hashtags like #RIPTwitter and #GoodbyeTwitter to the top of the What’s Happening section of Twitter.
As an Elon Musk-imposed deadline passed, the floodgates of tweets were unleashed. According to The New York Times, Twitter staff were given until Thursday at 5 p.m. ET to determine whether or not they would continue working for the firm and developing “Twitter 2.0.”
As of the deadline on Thursday, hundreds of staff have decided to leave the organization, which has been experiencing serious problems since Tesla CEO Musk, 51, assumed charge in late October. For those who persisted, further “long hours at high intensity” were promised in the email titled “A Fork in the Road,” as reported by NYT.
According to The Washington Post on Thursday, the resignations put Twitter’s ability to function seriously in peril. Musk has already caused tens of thousands of job cuts before Thursday’s departure. For a website that housed around 238 million daily active users, according to the business in October, several operational divisions had already been cut to single digits.
As of right now, there is no communications department at Twitter that can be contacted for comment. Musk did not directly address the resignations as of Thursday night, tweeting merely at 7:25 p.m.,“How do you make a small fortune in social media? Start out with a large one.”
All staff will not have access to the company’s headquarters through Monday, according to Reuters and other media.
Twitter was established in San Francisco in 2006.