The Elon Musk takeover of Twitter has certainly been interesting so far. Recent highlights include a mass exodus of employees, the return of Donald Trump causing waves (and Kanye West too), and the copyright strike system failing so hard that people are just uploading entire movies. Amidst all this is of course high-profile names (and even entire companies) pulling out of the platform or pausing their usage.
One such user is Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor, who said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he'd be leaving soon. Reznor said he has an issue with the billionaire class coming and in thinking they can solve everything, though he clarifies his urge to leave predates Musk's reign.
"I'm about to depart. We don't need the arrogance of the billionaire class to feel like they can just come in and solve everything. Even without him involved, I just find that it has become such a toxic environment. For my mental health, I need to tune out. I don't feel good being there anymore."
As a 30-something year old, it's interesting to see the rise and fall of social media. Obviously there was the small wave of MySpace, but then we had the giants like Facebook and Twitter coming in and really taking things over. And now in 2022, with Twitter facing an uncertain future and Facebook having recently cut 13% of its staff, it definitely feels like we're all in for a major shift sometime in the next few years.
On the flip side of all that, everyone seems to be lamenting Twitter as if it was dead… and it's still there, still functioning. So we'll see what happens, right?