#RIPTwitter trends amid layoffs, here’s how Elon Musk responded

Goodbye Twitter, really?

Highlights
  • Hundreds of Twitter employees have resigned after Elon Musk’s demand to commit to a “hardcore” culture at Twitter or leave. 
  • Musk sent a Google form to all Twitter employees to either respond “yes” or pack their stuff and leave with a severance package. 
  • Meanwhile, users are bidding farewell to Twitter on the platform with #RIPTwitter. 

Several Twitter employees have resigned in a mass resignation (ironically following the mass layoffs) after Elon Musk demanded the employees commit to a “hardcore” culture at Twitter or leave. This comes right after Elon Musk started binge-firing Twitter employees who mocked him via tweets and internal messages. The series of resignations started after Musk sent a Google form to all Twitter employees with a deadline of 5 PM ET to either respond “yes” to stay for what he calls “Twitter 2.0” or pack their stuff and leave with a severance package.

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As a result, hundreds of employees resigned from what was left after Musk’s mass firing. Here’s what they replied to Musk’s demand:

“I’m not pressing the button.”
“My watch ends with Twitter 1.0. I do not wish to be part of Twitter 2.0.”
“It will be extremely hard for Twitter to recover from here, no matter how hardcore the people who remain try to be.” (via)

In response to this, Musk tweeted: “The best people are staying, so I’m not super worried.”

Now, Twitter barely has the workforce it had before this, considering Musk has fired almost 75 percent of the staff, including almost 90 percent of the India workforce.

Earlier today, Musk had tweeted that Twitter hit an all-time high in usage, followed by a meme a few minutes later.

Some users are thinking about switching to Twitter alternatives: Koo, Mastodon, Tribel Social, CounterSocial, Tumblr, and BlueSky, among other apps, while others are giving farewell to Twitter on the app. 

Here’s how people are responding to this: