Twitter has changed for the better


Kai Arellano, Staff Writer

On Oct. 27, Elon Musk bought the social media app Twitter. He purchased the app to make considerable changes to the app in order to make it a place to help with building the economic sphere of the public. In other words, he wants to create a place where anyone and everyone can have a voice on Twitter. As of now, it seems to be moving in a direction for the best.

The app itself hasn’t gone through much change in its interface, but there have been changes in its business model where almost thousands of employees are laid off and also the addition of an eight-dollar fee being put on the accounts who want to be verified. 

If anything this is a good idea. Not everyone gets to be verified on Twitter, and getting that means that you have a huge role in our social media society. People now look at your account as important and that means that you should keep up with it. It does suck, but it’s meant to make those who may be bigger than the average account on Twitter, stay as an entity worth listening to.

They also added a way of protection for those who have average accounts as well. They added a way to protect from hackers taking over accounts so people don’t lose what they’ve built on the app. As Twitter now can be for information, it is mostly used for entertainment purposes and most importantly “attention”. Those who post on the app nowadays want attention so the app has made it so you can keep pumping out your content without worrying about anyone stealing or taking what you’ve built for yourself.

As time continues and as long as Musk owns Twitter, it seems like it’s going to be getting better and better. A lot of it was confusing as the news was about how Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion. Nobody understood that Musk was buying it to help those who don’t have what the big accounts have on the platform. He wants it to be a place where the common can do what the upper can do.