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Elon Musk begins hiring for Twitter 2.0 after firing nearly 5000 employees

Business Technology

Twitter is being created from scratch by Elon Musk. Musk declares that Twitter is hiring again, this time for Twitter 2.0, after terminating roughly 5000 workers in a single month. The billionaire announced upcoming plans and new features coming shortly on the microblogging platform over the weekend. Given that he has let go of more than half of the personnel, Musk also disclosed his recruitment strategies. The new Twitter CEO announced on Sunday that he has begun hiring for his Twitter 2.0 — The Everything App. 

According to Elon Musk, “world-class software aces are joining Twitter,” in response to one of the posts. The decision was made after Musk’s “ultimatum” email, in which he urged staff to click YES if they are prepared for a “hardcore” work culture, caused thousands of software engineers to leave Twitter on their own volition.

Many software engineers chose to leave the company with severance pay and didn’t click on YES. After almost 1200 software engineers left, Musk began inviting the remaining staff members who knew how to code to a meeting. Musk stated lately that “large elements of the technical stack need to be rebuilt from scratch” in a meeting. He had suggested “slightly decentralising[] things by setting up engineering teams in Japan, India, Indonesia, and Brazil” as a good idea. The technical and sales departments at Twitter are reportedly actively recruiting candidates worldwide.

Additionally, Musk noted that Twitter’s “monetizable daily active users (mDAUs) have crossed the quarter-billion mark” and that its user active minutes are at an all-time high. Additionally, he stated that “reported impersonation spiked and then fell, and hate speech impressions are lower.” Additionally, the head of Twitter stated that new user signups are at an “all-time high.”

Musk also disclosed that Twitter 2.0 will place a greater emphasis on video and advertising as forms of entertainment. Twitter users will also soon be able to use encrypted direct messages (DMs), extended form tweets, the revival of Blue verified, and payments. Recently, Twitter pulled back the Blue verification feature that it had given to some users. According to reports, Musk will formally restart the Blue verification on December