Elon Musk’s cuts at Twitter are reportedly degrading the service for users, affecting employees’ work
Since Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, the social media platform has made some big cuts to save money. data centers became closed(Opens in a new tab), to rent(Opens in a new tab) was not paid and thousands were paid by the company fire while Musk tries to make financial sense in his $44 billion acquisition.
These cuts may have helped Musk save a little money, but they’re reportedly affecting Twitter’s remaining employees and the platform itself.
Elon Musk tries to expose reporters, but Twitter’s own data proves him wrong
Accordingly platformer(Opens in a new tab)public data from latency tracking tool Singlepane found that Twitter has been “slowly mined” since Musk cut(Opens in a new tab) the company’s data center in Sacramento. The outlet’s sources at Twitter confirmed that the latency and outage issues are consistent with what the company is also seeing internally.
And Twitter users should brace themselves for more trouble, as the report only this week details more cost-cutting measures as Twitter employees couldn’t access tools like Slack and Jira.
Slack is communication software used by many online businesses. As a recent Twitter contributor mentioned, Slack is also a very important knowledge base tool. Slack chat histories are saved, providing a convenient way to go back and reference old information. Following Twitter layoffs, the remaining employees could return to those old conversations and troubleshoot issues when the employee with the relevant skills was no longer with the company.
Jira, a project management and bug tracking tool, finally returned after Twitter employees were unable to access the app all Wednesday. However, due to these issues, the company’s engineers took the day off, according to Platformer.
However, Slack remains turned off. And while Twitter owes Slack money, Slack hasn’t shut down the tool. Twitter has reportedly blocked access for its employees internally.
Musk’s other companies, like Tesla, Platformer points out, use tools like Slack alternative Mattermost and Microsoft’s software suite for internal communications and meetings. Even when a software transition is underway, it’s unusual for organizations to shut down these internal tools without notice.
https://mashable.com/article/elon-musk-twitter-cuts-latency-slack Elon Musk’s cuts at Twitter are reportedly degrading the service for users, affecting employees’ work