Elon Musk invites complaints on his Twitter and receives 83,000 responses

Elon Musk yesterday asked his 115 million followers to share their “complaints” about the social network Twitter, posing as a “hotline operator”. Which will have earned him a wave of memes of all kinds, taunts and some suggestions.

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Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, on Wednesday invited users to bring their complaints about the platform to him. “ Online complaint hotline operator! said the billionaire entrepreneur, in a tweet to his 115 million followers. ” Please mention your complaints below “.

Within hours, some 83,000 tweets poured in with a wide range of sane suggestions, rebukes, memes and craziness regarding various Twitter-related issues, although a number of irrelevant topics also managed to make their way to the top. path.

A bad idea ?

Common issues raised in the replies include Twitter verification, which is getting more confusing by the day, suspended accounts, and requests for various features. This morning, he will even have replaced his description with ” Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator (“Hotline operator for Twitter-related complaints” in French).

Several responses called for a dislike button, others for a redesign of Twitter’s website, while at least one called for the return of Fleets, Twitter’s short-lived effort to compete with Snapchat and Instagram that been discontinued in 2021. The tweets include a question for how to open a jar of mayonnaise with a stuck lid (holding it under a stream of hot water for a few seconds would do the trick, apparently), and another asking how to save a receding hairline.

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At the time of this writing, Elon Musk, who recently bought Twitter for $44 billion, responded to just one of the responses. Which is no small feat considering how his time is now occupied by not one, or even two, but five major companies (Twitter, SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company and Neuralink).

Rather than personally responding to each response, a later tweet from Musk somehow responded to each response in one fell swoop: “ Please note that Twitter will be doing a lot of stupid things in the coming months. “, does he have declared. ” We will keep what works and change what doesn’t. »

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