This Friday, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) spoke out in support of Twitter CEO Elon Musk as part of the current trend on Twitter, “RIP Twitter“. The trend #RIPTwitter burst onto the scene after the recent ultimatum given by Twitter’s CEO to choose between working intensely, extremely hard, long hours or losing their job.
Binance CEO lends his support to Elon Musk
In a recent tweetthe CEO of Binance stressed the importance of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) in the context of Twitter. The senior Binance employee stated, “The more successful you are, the more doubt people have about you. FUD makes you stronger, not weaker.“
In discussing the same trend, “RIP Twitter“, Billy Markus, creator of Doge, attacks Twitter and compares it to the demise of Google Plus. Markus also attacks Twitter employees in his recent thread of tweets, claiming that the company’s employees plan to run with the money instead of working long hours to save a “dying company” (Twitter).
apparently many more employees at twitter are deciding to take the money and run rather than work long hours with less perks to try to save a dying company, which i think is pretty expected
good luck to them all and i would expect many things to be on fire here for a bit 🤣
– Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) November 18, 2022
Twitter was flooded with heartfelt messages from hundreds of Twitter employees who left the company following an executive order from new owner Elon Musk. As users wondered if the service would be shut down, the hashtag #RIPTwitter began to trend on Twitter. Some people shared memes of tombstones with the epitaph “Mr. Musk killed the service“, while others joked that there was only one employee left. Some users said they were turning to other social media platforms.
Elon Musk reveals his stance on employee labor
On Wednesday, Elon Musk gave the remaining Twitter employees less than 36 hours to leave or commit to building “a revolutionary Twitter 2.0“. He said that those who leave will receive three months of severance pay.
According to the NY Times report, Elon Musk and his advisors held meetings with some Twitter employees they deemed “essential“to prevent them from leaving,” said four people with knowledge of the conversations. He sent confusing messages about the company’s remote work policy, appearing to soften his stance on the work-from-home ban before notifying officials.