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Today marks a full year since Elon Musk completed his acquisition of the social media platform and crowned himself as Chief Twit, having first signalled his intention to do so in April of last year for $44 billion.
With i’s still needing dotting and t’s awaiting crossing on the Microsoft purchase of Activision Blizzard, this deal still remains the most expensive in the technology sector to date.
Whether that title still applies given the recent rebranding of the platform to X remains to be seen, but even with Linda Yaccarino onboard as CEO, it is still Elon Musk that is pulling the strings and calling the shots as Chief Twit.
To mark the one-year anniversary, we thought a timeline of key events over the past 12 months was worthwhile.
With that mind, and to use a parlance from social media, enjoy doomscrolling below.
18TH OCTOBER 2023 – PAY TO PLAY
11TH OCTOBER 2023 – ISRAEL, HAMAS, AND MISINFORMATION ON X
8TH SEPTEMBER 2023 – ALL WORDS ARE MADE UP
31ST JULY 2023 – NUMBERS FROM THE ETHER?
24TH JULY 2023 – WHAT’S IN A NAME?
17TH JULY 2023 – AD REVENUE TANKS
10TH JULY 2023 – A WILD THREADS APPEARS
3RD JULY 2023 – “VIEW LIMIT EXCEEDED”
22ND JUNE – FIGHT ME BRO
13TH JUNE 2023 – NEW CEO, SAME LEADER
3RD APRIL 2023 – BLUE TICKS FOR EVERYONE… WHO PAYS
22ND FEBRUARY 2023 – HARDCORE CULTURE TAKES ITS TOLL
13TH DECEMBER 2022 – NO OVERSIGHT
15TH NOVERMBER 2022 – BILLIONAIRE SQUATER
4TH NOVEMBER 2022 – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
31ST OCTOBER 2022 – ADVERTISERS WAIT TO SEE
21ST OCTOBER 2022 – BIG FIRST CHANGE
7TH OCTOBER 2022 – CUT BAIT AND RUN
5TH OCTOBER 2022 – “THE WECHAT OF THE WEST”