The ongoing story of Elon Musk taking over Twitter continues, with him creating a poll for users to decide whether he should step down as the company's CEO.

It started over the weekend where, according to The Verge(Opens in a new tab), a new policy was immediately put into effect where any sharing from other social networks on Twitter, such as Mastodon and Instagram, would suspend your account.

Hours later, that was reversed, the posts and tweets were removed, and Musk apologized.

However, this led to a bizarre plot twist, where you created a poll to find out if you should stay or quit, while Twitter support created their own (opens in a new tab) to find out if users they should be able to share links. to other social networks. platforms

I've been following this saga since Musk decided to buy the platform in April and then discontinue it in May, and it looks like a bad '90s movie.

His research says...

Should I leave Twitter head? I will stick to the results of this poll. December 18, 2022

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Voting closed at 6:20am PT / 11:20am GMT on December 19 with 57,9% voting for him to resign, with 17 votes cast in that poll.

While your reasons for doing it this way almost make sense, it all feels like you're messing with users to interact. Drama is something most of us have probably seen or experienced on social media like Facebook, and Musk is no stranger to it, which is why incidents like these have been in the media since he took office in November.

Whether it's responding to high-profile users or unbanning other users like Donald Trump, grab the headlines and keep Twitter relevant. Of course, the change has been much-needed for the platform for some time, but it shouldn't be so low that users vote on whether they can share links to other social networks.

I already use Twitter less and Mastodon more (opens in a new tab). I find it fun and engaging, and a far cry from how I used to read my Twitter feed, even before Musk took over. If he's thinking about alternatives, we have some great options for you.

The poll result probably doesn't matter: Silence can have more impact than a thread of tweets, and Musk knows it.

Instead, look forward to the holidays and spend them with family and friends, watching bad movies and eating all kinds of chocolates.

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