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‘If Titanic was a comedy’: Internet compares Twitter to sunken ship over rumors of platform's collapse

With the closure of Twitter's offices, the crisis at Twitter has reached a new level, leading social media users to believe that the platform is in crisis
UPDATED NOV 18, 2022
Social media users are comparing Twitter to Titanic (, Chicken Little/ Twitter)
Social media users are comparing Twitter to Titanic (, Chicken Little/ Twitter)

SAN FRANSISCO, CALIFORNIA: Twitter witnessed an array of resignations after Musk's mail on Thursday, November 17 on committing to working “long hours at high intensity” and being “extremely hardcore” or else leave with three months’ severance pay. Social media users are now comparing Twitter to Titanic.

Twitter informed its employees of shutting down of offices until Monday, November 21, as reported by BBC. However, the company has not given a specific reason for the closing of the offices. The mail sent to the employees says, "Effective immediately, we are temporarily closing our office buildings and all badge access will be suspended. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 21st. Thank you for your flexibility. "


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The mail suggested, "Please continue to comply with company policy by refraining from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press, or elsewhere. We look forward to working with you on Twitter's exciting future." In an earlier mail that Elon Musk wrote to employees on Thursday, November 17, he claimed, "Going forward, to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world, we will need to be extremely hardcore. This will mean long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade."

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Elon Musk called on Twitter employees to sign up for 'long hours at high intensity' or leave (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Further, he added, "Twitter will also be much more engineering-driven. Design and product management will still be very important and report to me, but those writing great code will constitute the majority of our team and have the greatest sway. At its heart, Twitter is a software and servers company, so l think this makes sense."The mail also claimed, "If you are sure that you want to be part of the new Twitter, please click yes on the link below, Anyone who has not done so by ET tomorrow (Thursday) will receive three months of severance. Whatever decision you make, thank you for your efforts to make Twitter successful." Meanwhile, #RIPTwitter, #TwitterDown, Mastodon and Myspace started trending on Twittter. 


'I am the band on the Titanic'

The Internet quickly reacted to the current situation of Twitter.A user said, "man this is so funny. Watching the collapse of Twitter in real time is literally so entertaining and low stakes. It's like if the titanic was a comedy. It's like airplane! The movie. <-- (never left tumblr)." Another asked, "If this is the Titanic, then what is Twitter's the ship is going down song?." A user suggested, "Stop comparing Twitter to the titanic. People were actually trying to get off the titanic. Twitter is like if all the passengers stayed on board to roast the iceberg. And the iceberg was clearly bothered by it." "If this is the Titanic, we all know Elon is Rose and Twitter is Jack. #RIPTwitter," stated a user. 

A tweet read, "Is twitter about to die? I hope not. If it is. I’ll be like the band on the titanic that played while it went down." Editor of Timothy McSweeney, Luch Herbner said, "Absolutely refuse to say goodbye. I am the band on the Titanic. I will just keep tweeting my dumb little tweets until we are all underwater." Famous strategist, Steve Schmidt tweeted, "Twitter has a very Titanic-like feel tonight. It is dead in the water. The engines have stopped. The electricity is on. The ship is listing. A few lifeboats have been lowered. Nervousness will soon yield to panic. By morning, Titanic was gone…- - - …" "Elon Musk moments after buying Twitter: #Titanic #TwitterDown #ElonMusk #Rifftrax," stated a user. Cultural Writer, Niko Stratis tweeted, "*running around the deck of half of the Titanic* "does anyone have a crush on me?"."










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