Thursday, September 21, 2023

Elon Musk gives another coup de grace to Twitter now X: he will withdraw the function to block users

Elon Musk seems determined to completely blow up the legacy of Twitter to turn it into an absolutely alien and very unfriendly platform. For months we have observed how the tycoon dedicated himself to seeking to maximize his profits from the social network itself to recover his investment from $44 billion in the fastest way possible.

However, the truth is that practically every decision he has made under such an intention has turned out to be disastrous. So at this point Twitter of the value it had back then.

After that, the tycoon decided to eliminate the name that the site had had for more than a decade to now rename it X.

All at the same time mark zuckerberg con Meta and other companies have begun launching social networks that essentially clone Twitter and have the added appeal of being unrelated to Elon Musk.

This situation has triggered a massive exodus that still maintains the somewhat uncertain outlook in this area regarding the future of microblogging sites, which seems increasingly saturated and without a clear direction.

At this point, the increasingly persistent rumor among the financial and technological community is that Elon Musk would be implementing these radical changes with the frank intention of bankrupting the company as quickly as possible to amortize losses.

It sounds crazy at first, but every new action seems to point in that direction. Like the most recent ad.

Elon Musk says X (formerly Twitter) will no longer let you block users

Through his official account on the social network that the tycoon still owns, who is no longer the CEO but continues to act as such, has announced which will remove the ability to block users from the platform.

According to Musk’s own arguments, “blocking users doesn’t make sense” so the function will only be limited to filtering the receipt of Direct Messages. But in the feed it will be impossible to ban someone:

The movement for some makes relative sense, since the social network allows you to silence specific accounts so that they disappear from the feed. So the block would be an even more aggressive move and for Musk it is now unnecessary.

This is a great irony considering Musk’s past track record with these kinds of features on the social network itself before he bought it.

What is an undeniable fact is that Twitter is no longer what it used to be.


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