After Elon Musk bought the company last year, a social media platform continues to grow leaps and bounds and draws millions of new users who felt left before the acquisition, even though naysayers continue to predict the death of Twitter. Now, Twitter has become the most influential platform on the planet.
Musk shared the new Twitter usage just a few hours ago and the result is more than amazing. Musk said that Twitter has exceeded 8 billion user-minutes per day, making it one of the most influential, smartest people on Earth. Musk is not alone in talking about Twitter's insane success. Microstrategy founder and CEO Michael Saylor said that Twitter gets 48 billion hours of attention each year. Saylor said that Twitter gets about 2.9 trillion hours per year, based on Elon Musk's number.
On April 25, Twitter was sold to Elon Musk for $44 billion. Once completed, the world's richest person will own the most influential social platform in the world. Musk tweeted immediately after the deal.
Free speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital city square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated, said Mr. Musk. I want to make Twitter better than ever by making the algorithm open source, making the algorithms more reliable, defeating spambots, and authenticating all humans. I'm very excited to work with the community to unlock the potential of Twitter.