2022 has given us another historic event though this time it is a love story. For many, we consider it a gift. For some, it simply means leaving their jobs and never returning to their desks in the Twitter office.
In a lot of ways, the love story of Elon Musk and Twitter rivals the cringy romantic saga of the classic nerd Bella and the shiny vampire boy Edward in Twilight. They have been a lot like an unrequited couple that has won. All it took was passion, commitment from Elon Musks’s side, and 43 billion USD through which you can pretty much send any trouble flying off the window. But the story here is far more complex.
Some consider the story to be as old as a month. Which is obviously not true. The tale rolls back at least 5 years ago to the time when the world was sharing bicycles and looking at every bitcoin user as the ultimate loser. The internet is still talking about one of Elon’s old tweets in which the rich billionaire confessed his love for Twitter. We can bet many girls at that time wanted to be named Twitter but Elon was talking about the American micro-blogging platform. At that time, he only asked about the price of Twitter.
Roll a few years later to the historical nightmare of 2022, Elon had established himself as a memer on Twitter. Little did we know that this love story had only become stronger. The issues started when Elon Musk became livid with Twitter authorities. Due to the high level of scrutiny and regulations on the platform, Elon did what everyone else does i.e. taking to comedy for criticizing authorities.
Of course, things became a bit more interesting when only a few months ago, Elon declared that he was looking forward to making another platform like Twitter. When that happened, a few trolls emerged on the internet and challenged him to buy the entire platform.
And then began the love struggle (which was pretty short-lived considering he was a billionaire). Elon first bought the biggest share in the platform, and only recently, he finally purchased Twitter.
What this means for democracy on the platform remains to be seen. However, Elon has revealed his plans of making the platform more unbiased and open to ‘freedom of speech.