Twitter experienced major outages in the US and other parts of the world on Wednesday, prompting the hashtag #TwitterDown to pop up in countless posts about the setbacks.
Media brands, journalists and Hollywood figures were among those who took pictures of Elon Musk in the midst of these issues, including users who had problems with the login process, especially on the desktop version. Musk made headlines last month for leading massive Twitter layoffs not long after completing his $44 billion acquisition of the company.
When a user tweeted on Wednesday, “Can anyone see this or is Twitter broken,” Musk himself said weighed in with, “Works for me.”
Others were a bit more negative about the user experience that day and shared their frustrations with the glitches. “Dipshit Arrogant egomaniac narcissist Musk fucked the dog?” wrote Teen mom executive producer Morgan J. Freeman.
One of the journalists who took part was CBS News personality John Dickerson, who tweeted, “As a madman shakes a dead geranium.” Additionally, PoliticianUS’is Sarah Reese Jones shared screenshots of the error messages she received and added the comment, “Everything is fine. Nobody needed those engineers.”
Some media brands joined the growing narrative of users considering a Twitter exit, including the official account for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, with the lighthearted after“40 minutes to drop the puck and we’re frantically trying to remember our Myspace account password.”
Thomas Cunningham, who has worked as a supervising producer for Live PD, addressed Musk’s much-publicized plans to charge users for the platform. He wrote“I logged out of Twitter on my laptop and now I can’t log in. Do I have to pay for this shoddy train wreck?”