Hundreds of Twitter employees are estimated to be leaving the beleaguered social media company following an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk that staffers sign up for "long hours at high intensity," or leave.
Now that the rumours are rife of the app completely shutting down, we see the very best of Twitter as the users gear up to bid the micro-blogging website farewell.
Here are some of the best tweets we found:
The next generations will never know!
“And we used to use an app called Twitter to get global news in real time and make jokes about serious issues……” pic.twitter.com/fnq6V8E8WL— nathan (@868nathan) November 18, 2022
Me & the other 2009 Twitter users busting into the Twitter headquarters tonight pic.twitter.com/pPR4sl2GYA— bria celest (@55mmbae) November 18, 2022
Too much T20 cricket killed twitter.— Musad Afzal (@MusadAfzal) November 18, 2022
Moving to other platforms:
when y’all see me dancing on tiktok next week PLEASE stay silent— tia (@cursedhive) November 18, 2022
Me and the homies trying to figure out how Pinterest work pic.twitter.com/Gtgmw0DvEy— Kofie (@Kofie) November 18, 2022
It's now or never, folks!
'Nothing like this hell-site'
if twitter dies you cannot find me anywhere else. i put all my eggs in one basket— Poorly Aged Things (@PoorlyAgedStuff) November 18, 2022
This wasn't just a hell site, it was a hell home— heather (@lollyrots) November 18, 2022
Goodbye twitter. You’ve stunted my mental development since 2009 but it was slay— Cam🥨 (@Camcroxx) November 18, 2022
Us tomorrow when Twitter is still up and running pic.twitter.com/z1vykWqzm2— Маделейн 💌 (@normalmadeline) November 18, 2022
It has been a privilege tweeting with you all the years. pic.twitter.com/ubxBtu1Lr1— Rao (@CasualRao) November 18, 2022
wtf am I supposed to do without twitter? make friends? in real life?— Rob DenBleyker (@RobDenBleyker) November 18, 2022
if twitter shuts down my friends are going to hate me. like if i can’t live tweet books and shows, everybody in my life is about to be forced to hear every single detail of every piece of media i consume im sorry— tia (@cursedhive) November 18, 2022
why the end of twitter feel like i’m leaving the bad girls club— Kemi Marie (@kemimarie) November 18, 2022
Musk was meeting some top employees to try and convince them to stay, said one current employee and a recently departed employee who is in touch with Twitter colleagues.
While it is unclear how many employees have chosen to stay, the numbers highlight the reluctance of some staffers to remain at a company where Musk has hastened to fire half its employees including top management and is ruthlessly changing the culture to emphasise long hours and an intense pace.
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