And yet it won't matter, because people have just decided they can't live without twitter, no matter what Musk does to it.
20 years ago, the internet was a vast array of niche websites and services catering to myriad demands in a vast ecosystem.
10 years ago, the internet changed to basically just be the backend for a handful of social media megacorps. For a new massive influx of normie users, facebook WAS "the internet," for example.
So basically, telling these people to stop using twitter is tantamount to telling them they need to voluntarily give up the internet in its entirety and go back to offline life. For the more tech savvy among us, we might decide we can live with late 90s-early 2000s style internet, going to a different website for each purpose or task. But for the normies, that's as daunting as saying "just compile your own linux kernel." Guys like me, we can use RSS concatenaters and other such things to keep the disparate parts of the internet easily accessible in one place, but for millions of people out there, Twitter was/is the vehicle that brought all the content they wanted to consume to them. What's trending on Twitter became to them what newspaper headlines and evening news were to our parents.
Is there finally a "trust thermocline" as referenced in the video someone posted a week or two back that will finally get them to uninstall twitter and just do without what they've tasted? I don't know. How you gonna get em back on the farm after they've seen Paris?
Maybe the decision will be made for them if Twitter actually goes under and shuts down. But I'm starting to think if that was going to happen, it would have happened by now. How many months ago was it reported that Twitter had stopped paying the rent on their office spaces? Did it actually matter? Apparently they didn't get kicked out or shut down.