Decoding Elon Musk's X: The Future of Twitter Unveiled
By Sophia Maddox | July 26, 2023
Elon Musk's Decision To Change Twitter's Name Sparks Controversy
As the multibillionaire at the helm of Twitter, Elon Musk made a groundbreaking announcement in July 2023 that sent shockwaves through the online world. With a single decision, he forever changed the course of the iconic social network, consigning the beloved blue birdie to the archives of internet history. Yes, you heard it right - Twitter is no more, and in its place will soon stand "X."
Let's story behind Musk's bold move and explore the implications it holds for the digital landscape. Join us as we unravel the reasoning behind the renaming, the potential impact on users, and the aftermath of this seismic shift in social media. Let's continue reading to discover how "X" is set to redefine the way we communicate in the digital age.
On Saturday, July 22, Musk tweeted:
Soon we shall bid adieu to the Twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds.
Musk also stated that the long-running social media website will run off the x.com domain name before polling users as to whether the site should "change the default platform color to black." As of Sunday nearly 75% of voters confirmed this decision.
The Change Was Nearly Instaneous
As of this writing, Musk's new version of Twitter has yet to move to its new x.com domain name, but the logo has already been updated. On the evening of the 22nd, Musk tweeted:
If a good enough X logo is posted tonight, we’ll make [it] go live worldwide tomorrow.