Elon Musk’s tweets reportedly flood Twitter Feeds. It is reported that people that don’t even follow the CEO of the social media platform are being bombarded with his messages.
Elon Musk’s Tweets Reportedly Flood Twitter Feeds
The attention of Twitter users has increasingly been focused on Elon Musk ever since he bought the social media platform back in October. It now appears that they can see nothing else but Elon Musk on Twitter.
Several Twitter users on Monday noticed that their “For You” feeds on the website were full of replies and tweets from the billionaire, some a couple of days old, save for the occasional promotional tweet. Users however reported that their feeds are being packed with the recent tweets of Elon Musk and this is inclusive of accounts that don’t follow him.
The Reason for the New Development
It was not clear as to the reason why this is happening, and representatives of Twitter did not respond immediately to a request for comment on the issue.
The oddity in question is coming less than a week just after people making use of the social networking platform reported a couple of widespread issues on February 8 affecting their experience on the platform, and this is including access to direct messages, getting error messages saying that they were “over the daily limit for sending tweets” and then needing to schedule tweets in a bid to post them.
Twitter Plans to Start Charging $100 Monthly To Twitter Application Programming Interface
Twitter on the same day announced that it planned to start charging $100 monthly for a basic tier to access the Twitter application programming interface, which both developers and researchers make use of in analyzing public tweets. The social networking platform on February 10 also rolled out the ability to tweet 4,000 characters rather than the usual 280 characters, for Twitter Blue subscribers in the US.
Users Are Not Happy With Musk’s Twitter Decisions
The move of Elon Musk to charge for features that are typically free irked people who make use of the platform, mainly because the changes are rapidly made with little to no notice. Twitter reportedly fumbled the rollout of an updated verification system in the previous year that would allow users to get a coveted blue checkmark if they get to pay a subscription fee.