Elon Musk is great at Twitter and says, “Facebook gives me the willies.”
Recently, the billionaire businessman, Elon Musk bought a 9.2% stake in Twitter. After users urged him to take over it rather than build a new platform. All of this started when Musk did a poll to know what users feel about Twitter adhering to a policy of free speech. To this most of the users denied it. And after this, another poll came out about whether Twitter should roll out the ‘edit tweet’ feature or not?
To this, many users gave a big yes but some are not happy with the idea, although, Twitter is working on this since last year. This poll has created a social media divide as some users are not in favor of it and stating their justification for the denial. Following this, facebook’s parent company Meta’s CTO, Andrew Bosworth, gave a piece of unsolicited advice. But for Musk, Facebook gives him the “willies.”
This is not the first time that Musk said about Facebook giving him “willies.”
Elon Musk Gets Advice From Facebook
Just after acquiring the Twitter stakes, Tesla and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk wanted to know if users want an ‘edit tweet’ feature or not. More than 70% of users tapped on Yes in the poll as it will give them a chance to the users to edit their posted tweets.
But according to some users, this can bring a lot of mess as this feature can be misused. As the post retweeted can be changed then to something totally different by the author which was done initially.
This concern was raised by a user, “Here’s my argument against an edit button: What if a tweet goes viral with lots of retweets. And millions of impressions; & then the author completely changes the meaning? Not just a grammatical fix, but a TOTAL ideological change? Or shameless self-promote?”
Here’s my argument against an edit button: What if a tweet goes viral, lots of retweets & millions of impressions, & then the author completely changes the meaning? Not just a grammatical fix, but a TOTAL ideological change? Or shameless self-promote?
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 5, 2022
Following this, the Parent company of Facebook, Meta’s CTO Andrew Bosworth with username Boz on Twitter gave a piece of advice. He wrote, “We solved this on Facebook a long time ago. You just include an indicator that it has been edited along with a change log. If you are really worried about embeds they can point to a specific revision in that history but with a link to the latest edition. Not a real issue.”
Facebook gives me the willies
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2022
To this suggestion, Elon Musk wrote in a reply, “Facebook gives me the willies.”
Facebook Giving ‘Willies’ Is Not The First For Musk
The criticism game is not new but an old one that started in 2018 when the Tesla tycoon deleted the Facebook page of his companies. This happened during the viral #DeleteFacebook campaign because the giant social media agency utilized people’s data unauthentically. The official pages of SpaceX and Tesla had more than 2.6 million likes and followers and used to get engagements heavily before their deletion.
As per sources, when asked for the reason for the deletion of the official pages of the companies on Facebook, the social media agency gives him the ‘willies.’ Musk deleted Tesla’s and SpaceX’s official Facebook pages on March 23. He stated, “It’s not a political statement and I didn’t do this because someone dared me to do it. Just don’t like Facebook. Gives me the willies. Sorry.”
The billionaire is said to become the world’s first trillionaire in the coming years or by 2024, as per sources.
— Tesla Motors Club (@TeslaMotorsClub) March 24, 2018
Andrew Bosworth is working with Facebook since 2006 and was stuck in a controversy back in 2018 when an internal memo of 2016 was leaked. The memo was titled “The Ugly” and it stated some offensive stuff and the company’s growth was legitimatized even if it cost someone’s life. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO commented on it and “strongly disagreed” and said, “we have never believed the ends justify the means.”
Social Media Divide On ‘Edit Tweet’ Poll
Some users are happy with the feature if rolled out while some are worried about its repercussions. One user wrote, “This could either save or precipitate the downfall of western civilization.” Another wrote, “Best idea I’ve seen on here in weeks.”
This could either save, or precipitate the downfall of western civilisation
— Great_replacement_volunteer_support_line (@therealgusgblaw) April 6, 2022
Best idea I’ve seen on here in weeks
— Andrew Hilary Is In Alaska (@AndrewHilaryUS) April 6, 2022
The edit button we’ve been asking from Twitter for years was unimportant until Elon Musk said it, and fiam, Parag and Jack now said it’s a wonderful idea.— Field Marshal Oluchi (@General_Oluchi) April 6, 2022
Issorit. In this life, just have money so that your suggestions can become a “progressive and wonderful idea.”
Elon Musk:— O Motora (@o_motora) April 6, 2022
– co-founded PayPal
– revolutionised rockets
– created the modern electric vehicle market
– buys 9.2% of Twitter so he can get an edit button
What can this man not do?!?