- Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, criticized Elon Musk’s management of Twitter on Wednesday.
- A ‘massive’ outage prevented users from tweeting as data was mistakenly deleted by Platformer.
- “When something happened, people took to Twitter to talk about it. Now watch,” Dorsey said.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, mocked Elon Musk’s company during its major outage on Wednesday.
“It used to be that when something was happening, people would go on Twitter to talk about it. Now watch,” Dorsey job on the decentralized social network Nostr, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Dorsey’s Nostr profile is verified with a unique key he posted on his Twitter account. In December, Dorsey said he donated 14 Bitcoins to Nostr – around $240,000 at the time, according to Markets Insider data.
Twitter suffered the biggest outage of Musk’s reign on Wednesday, when users found themselves unable to tweet, faced with the errant warning message: “You have exceeded the daily tweeting limit”.
In a private message seen by Insider’s Kali Hays, a Twitter employee described it as “a massive breakdown.”
About 90 minutes after users started reporting issues, the company tweeted: “Twitter may not work as expected for some of you. Sorry for the inconvenience. We are aware and working to resolve this issue.”
Platform reported that the fiasco happened because an employee accidentally deleted data for the service that sets throughput limits, and the team responsible for it quit Twitter in November. Since Musk took over the company, the workforce has fallen by more than two-thirds, from more than 7,000 to about 2,300 – by the billionaire himself.
Users could still post by scheduling tweets a minute in advance, which Dorsey also referred to, saying, “Twitter went from real time to 1 minute late,” and joke: “What happens in a minute?
The Twitter co-founder also responded to a user who joked that Musk’s controversies helped promote Nostr more than anyone, saying: “Thank you Elon! »
Dorsey’s criticism of Musk is all the more notable given that he previously applauded the Tesla CEO’s acquisition of the social media company. last April, he tweeted: “Elon is the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to expand the light of consciousness.”
Dorsey also continued to hold a stake in the company after Musk’s takeover, to the tune of 2.4% or about $1 billion, according to an SEC filing.
Twitter did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.