Elon Musk unsurprisingly Becomes Twitter’s Most-Followed Account
Barack Obama move over; Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, is now the #1 followed account on Twitter
I’m not sure how many of you are shocked by this news, but Elon Musk has officially become the most followed person on his own platform, Twitter. With 133,078,841 followers at the time of writing this article, he now surpasses the previous king of the app, Barack Obama, with 133,039,989 followers. Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are next in line.
Perhaps there is some reason to be surprised by this event. I mean, so many Twitter users expressed dissatisfaction at Elon becoming CEO. Also, there are so many disruptive comments to each of his Tweets. Not that I blame many of them, as he sometimes comes across as not taking his role as Twitter CEO seriously.
It was only a few months ago that he asked Twitter users to vote if they wanted him to step down as CEO. When the polls showed in favor of him leaving, he blamed it on bot accounts. Now, he’s on the hunt for these bot accounts, saying that if you pay for Twitter Blue, it will solve the problem.
He also said recently that only Twitter Blue accounts would be able to vote, claiming it would stop bots from doing so.
So, despite all these events and people apparently not wanting him there, he’s risen to the number one followed account on Twitter. Maybe everyone just enjoys seeing what he’s going to do next. Perhaps, it’s in thanks to them receiving Twitter Blue verifications. It could even be these so-called bot accounts inflating the follower numbers.
Whatever the reason, we’ve officially marked the occasion of the day Elon Musk topped the Twitter charts for the number of followers. My meagre 1,131 followers on my author Twitter account is so tiny in comparison.Advertisement
I just decided to follow… Myspace Tom! He was always no drama, chill.
Does it even really count if you own the company?
I hope his fragile ego is soothed for now.
It doesn’t help that his cry baby made sure his tweets were heavily promoted and pushed towards the front of everyone’s pages.
I honestly would not be surprised if the staff organized some bots to follow him so his ego could be satisfied and they could get on with their job considering this was reportedly one of his complaints that he was not as popular as he expected and blamed the algorithm.
Hopefully he can shut up now and let what bare bones team he has left a better week without this monkey on his back.
“Also, there are so many disruptive comments to each of his Tweets.”
Do you mean negative, hostile comments ?
“Disruptive” implicitly means that they are not legitimate, since Big Tech crowned the use of the word as meaning a valid target for censorship.
But not all hostile comments lack legitimity. Especially against Elon Musk.
“He also said recently that only Twitter Blue accounts would be able to vote, claiming it would stop bots from doing so”
Be wealthy/notable enough to vote, an old form of democracy that he managed to revive.
“It could even be these so-called bot accounts inflating the follower numbers.”
There are famous people who are known to have bot inflated followers, it wouldn’t be unlikely for the Twitter CEO.