Re: The meltdown continues
Musk has certainly brought together an awesome group of folks to accomplish something a few times in the past. One thing in there is that he has always started the process, then handed off the overall accomplishment of the task to the awesome group that he put together.
Until he gets his hands off the steering wheel, this vehicle is gonna be bouncing off a *lot* of things in its path.
And in this particular case, he has absolutely set himself up for failure on a spectacular scale. The *very* few people with the vision and perspective required to coordinate and quarterback an entity like twitter into a 'brilliant model of the town square' are very, very, likely to be vehemently against almost *every* action he's taken so far with the company.
Furthermore, Musk isn't about removing the extremes from the fold. He's absolutely about "Free speech for all". And the extremes of all sorts are going to jump on that bus constantly, littering the application with a far larger number of them. Besides, with that attitude, you're going to get a 4chan mentality in a hurry. Humans devolve to the lowest common function in large numbers in all cases.
WRtA, while twatter appears to have killed their API for 3rd parties, keep in mind that FB did something pretty damn similar about 2 weeks ago AFAIK.