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Technology Elon Musk questions good of Twitter, then says he's going offline

21:30  01 november  2019
21:30  01 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Not sure about good of Twitter . — Elon Musk (@ elonmusk ) November 1, 2019. We can slide these tweets right in next to the definition of "vaguebooking." He said he deleted his Twitter account in June, but the account remained active. His Twitter activities sometimes get him in trouble, like when the Securities and Exchange Commission came down hard on some of his Tesla-related tweets early this year. Musk previously went offline in October, but announced it would only be for a few days.

Going offline . — Elon Musk (@ elonmusk ) November 1, 2019. Musk routinely uses Twitter as a way to communicate with Tesla customers but has a mixed relationship with the platform. Early this year he came under fire from the Securities and Exchange Commission when he tweeted in February that he thought In the announcement, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said “we believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,” a direct contrast to statements made by Facebook the week prior. In the case of Twitter , Dorsey saw reach as being earned when a political candidate is able to obtain

Elon Musk seems to be having an existential social media crisis. The usually Twitter-happy founder of Tesla and SpaceX announced Friday he is "going offline" after first tweeting "Not sure about good of Twitter ."

Elon Musk sitting in a chair talking on a cell phone: Elon Musk isn't feeling Twitter right now. James Martin/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Elon Musk isn't feeling Twitter right now. James Martin/CNET

We can slide these tweets right in next to the definition of "vaguebooking." You OK, Elon?

This isn't the first time Musk has expressed mixed emotions about Twitter. He said he deleted his Twitter account in June, but the account remained active. His Twitter activities sometimes get him in trouble, like when the Securities and Exchange Commission came down hard on some of his Tesla-related tweets in early 2019.

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Twitter has fallen out of Elon Musk ’ s favor as the Tesla CEO vowed to “ go offline ” on Friday. It’ s unclear, however, when he would do so as the executive has teased the move before. Musk ’ s Twitter account was still active 20 minutes after the post. In June, Musk said he had deleted his Twitter account, though he stayed active after the post. He briefly changed his Twitter name on the platform to "Daddy DotCom" before reverting to his own. Earlier in October, documents surfaced showing Musk ’ s advisers had urged him to take a break from Twitter after his personal attack against a British cave

Elon Musk is going offline from Twitter after questioning “the good ” of the social networking site. “Not sure about good of Twitter ,” the Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer tweeted on Friday, following up with “ going offline .” Musk ’ s Twitter account was not deactivated as of 1730 GMT. “Reddit still seems good ,” he said . The eccentric billionaire has a history of being playful with his Twitter account, one of corporate America’ s most-watched. In June, he said he deleted his Twitter account, while also changing his Twitter display name to “Daddy DotCom”. Musk has previously been accused by the

Elon Musk wearing a suit and tie: James Martin/CNET© James Martin/CNET James Martin/CNET

Musk previously went offline in October, but announced it would only be for a few days. He didn't offer a timeline for this latest step away from Twitter.

Musk's mysterious beef seems to be primarily focused on Twitter. "Reddit still seems good," he tweeted. Musk has an official Reddit account. It has not been active for several years, but he has expressed his love for the upvote-focused social media community before.

Even if Musk never returns to Twitter, he did leave us with a parting gift: a video of a pumpkin exploding on a collection of Tesla Solarglass tiles for Halloween.

Now we'll have to keep an eye out to see if he pops up on Reddit.

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