"Is Twitter Dying?" Elon Musk Asks on Twitter

Abdul Ghani

Elon Musk complains that large Twitter accounts are unwilling to tweet - but his conclusion seems rather hasty. Elon Musk tweeted that "most" high-volume Twitter accounts post "very little content." He concludes his tweet with the question, to be understood as a statement, as to whether Twitter is dying. His message is based on a World of Statistics tweet highlighting the top 10 Twitter accounts with the most subscribers.

US ex-president Barack Obama is number 1 with 131.4 million followers, followed by Canadian singer Justin Bieber with 114.3 million subscribers and US singer Katy Perry with 108.8 million subscribers. The list also includes personalities such as Rihanna, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Musk himself.

A look at the accounts cited by World of Statistics shows that Musk's thesis is shaky. The new Twitter board member is right that stars like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift rarely tweet. The other people listed, on the other hand, are definitely active in the social network.

If You Don't Have Anything To Report, Don't Report Anything

Some commenters also make the point that Twitter is intended for purposes other than celebrity self-promotion. If you don't have anything current to report, which apparently can also happen to stars, you don't use the network as often.

Musk's question can be understood as a criticism that users with a large following should use the network more actively. However, his rhetorical question overlooks the fact that Twitter is also used daily by journalists, human rights activists, and other people as a means of communication.

Musk acquired a combined 9.2 percent stake in Twitter in April 2022, making it the company's largest single shareholder. Shortly thereafter, the billionaire joined the board of directors of the social network. Musk himself hasn't said what he plans to do in his new role.

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