Are Twitter offices closed? A lot of people are memeing about the incident and asking “Is Twitter shutting down?” on social media.
The office buildings of Twitter will be temporarily shut down, effective right away, the firm has informed its staff.
Since Elon Musk bought Twitter, the company has undergone a number of changes, and if stories are to be believed, a number of its employees have expressed their disapproval of the new guidelines.
Although there are growing concerns about the service, Elon himself has been outspoken about his desire to make additional changes to his recently acquired platform. Twitter has been contacted by HITC for comment.
Are Twitter offices closed?
The BBC obtained a message informing employees that the offices would reopen on November 21:
Users are speculating about what they would do if Twitter were to shut down, despite the fact that neither Elon nor any of the company’s staff members have confirmed these reports. This is related to rumors that their offices are currently closed temporarily.
People’s worries were heightened by the #RIPTwitter hashtag, which led many to assume that Twitter’s service would terminate tomorrow before doing their research.
Elon, being the troll that he is, also joined the bandwagon by posting a meme on his verified account that mockingly suggests that Twitter has died by placing the Twitter logo on a gravestone.
The statement comes as there are rumors that several employees were leaving after the new owner, Elon Musk, told them to commit to “long hours at high intensity” or quit.
The note continued, “Please continue to comply with company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere.”
A request for feedback from the BBC did not receive a response right away from Twitter.
According to sources, Mr. Musk told Twitter employees last week that they would “need to be extremely hardcore” or commit to working long hours or leave the company.
The company’s new owner requested employees’ consent to the promise in an email to the staff, according to the Washington Post.
Mr. Musk stated that those who didn’t sign up by Thursday, November 17 would receive three months’ worth of severance money.
The corporation said earlier this month that it will be laying off almost 50% of its workers.
Is Twitter shutting down?
The news that Twitter had temporarily closed its offices today coincided with indications that several employees had already left in protest at Mr. Musk’s new contract terms.
To announce their departure from the company, employees have begun tweeting using the hashtag #LoveWhereYouWorked and a saluting emoji.
According to a former Twitter employee who requested anonymity and spoke to the BBC: “I think when the dust clears today, there’s probably going to be less than 2,000 people left.”
They also mentioned that their entire team had been fired.
“The manager of that team, his manager was terminated. And then that manager’s manager was terminated. The person above that was one of the execs terminated on the first day. So there’s nobody left in that chain of command.”
Around 7,500 people worked for Twitter before Elon Musk took over. Thousands of contract workers were also reportedly employed by the company, the majority of whom are believed to have been let go.
Another person claimed that despite being ready to put in long hours, they had quit their job.
“I didn’t want to work for someone who threatened us over email multiple times about only ‘exceptional tweeps should work here’ when I was already working 60-70 hours weekly,” they stated.
The richest man in the world acquired Twitter last month in a $44 billion (£37 billion) deal, becoming the company’s CEO in the process.
In response to a query on worries that Twitter was set to shut down after the notification about the closure of Twitter’s offices was sent, Mr. Musk tweeted: “The best people are staying, so I’m not super worried”.
He tweeted a meme of a gravestone bearing the Twitter logo in addition to a skull and crossbones emoji.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2022
Similar to Elon, others have created their own memes in response to concerns about Twitter permanently “shutting down.”
Don’t tell me Twitter is shutting down and we have to go back to Facebook!!!! pic.twitter.com/g8y9JyrsSO
— NickRealNice (@NickRealNice) November 18, 2022
— Stephanie ॐ (@StephBKNY) November 18, 2022
Wow…twitter going down when i finally started talking to my crush pic.twitter.com/bxAtzBbnxR
— ✫ (@LJVerse_) November 18, 2022
People have been using Twitter for years and it has grown to be one of the most popular social media sites. Despite the latest modifications made to it, users are nonetheless concerned at the prospect of it “ending,” and many are beginning to look at other options.