With #RIPTwitter trending, people are looking for alternatives to Twitter. “TWITTER IS THE WORST! But also the best,” — says Elon Musk’s recent tweet, giving people a reason to talk. However, people agree more with the former statement than the latter. Soon after he became the new CEO of Twitter, #TwitterMigration became a hot trend. This came after the announcement of mass layoffs news by Musk, where he asked Twitter employees to resign for no definite reason.
Now the term trending on social media platforms is #RIPTwitter, which puts the future of the social media app a little dicey. The hashtag became trending after Twitter employees offered their resignations to Musk before time instead of allegedly signing the ultimatum and agreeing to the new working rules. Witnessing the plans of Elon Musk for the platform, many people are flocking to the alternatives to Twitter. This article will reveal the top 5 social media platforms capable of replacing Twitter and other trending news about the social media platform.
5 Alternatives To Twitter In 2023
Elon Musk’s decision to purchase Twitter for $44 billion and the changes made to the social media application have frustrated some users. As a result, people are looking to switch from Twitter to its alternatives. Below is the list of top social media platforms with features and functionalities that could replace Twitter in 2023.
Mastodon, an open-source software application, is one of the most Twitter-like alternatives available on the market. The popularity of the Twitter alternative was proved by the open-source group’s CEO Eugen Rochko’s tweet declaring that Mastodon got over 1 million users since 27 October, when Elon Musk became the new CEO of Twitter. WIRED also said that millions of people are fleeting to Mastodon after Elon took over Twitter. It has two useful tools — debirdify and Fedifinder — that allow users to search and find all the people they’ve been following on Twitter.
Since Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, users have been fleeing to Mastadon—a decentralized alternative. Elon recently poked fun at Mastadon in a tweet, one that that Mastadon founder Eugen Rochko says helped the platform even more: https://t.co/omfAeSvuMV pic.twitter.com/DL98Nkzrxe
— WIRED (@WIRED) November 18, 2022
Tumblr is one of the oldest social media platforms for people searching for Twitter alternatives. While Twitter has a character limit, Tumblr allows users to write and share whatever they want. It is a comprehensive social networking service that is becoming popular among influencers due to its similar functionality to Twitter. So, it wouldn’t be surprising if Tumblr is the next best alternative to Elon Musk’s Twitter 2.0.
Gab is the perfect combination of Twitter and Facebook to put people and free speech first. With the #RIPTwitter and #TwitterMigration trending, many flocks consider Gab as an alt-right alternative to Twitter. Gab is a fully-decentralized social media platform that allows users to publish posts, join groups, live stream, buy products, and initiate private chats — a lot of the same functions as Twitter.
CoHost is another popular alternative to Twitter people are talking about. There are numerous charms of the platform over Elon Musk’s Twitter, such as no character limit and more creativity. Users can even add CSS notes to their posts in addition to fully functional games. However, CoHost is not as popular as the other alternatives to Twitter in the list.
GETTR, launched by Jason Miller (Donald Trump’s former senior advisor), is a new social media platform for conservative people who are irked by Elon Musk’s changes to the app. Many users praise the app with the names such as back to free speech, escape from digital tyranny, and more.
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) November 18, 2022
New Wave Of Twitter’s Mass Layoff News
According to Twitter’s mass layoffs news, Musk fired around 50% of the workforce. After firing half of the employees, Elon Musk has recently laid off 4,400 contractual Twitter workers. Platformer’s founder, Casey Newton, reportedly said contractors aren’t notified about the layoffs. He added workers on contract are allegedly losing access to email and Slack — indicating the new wave of layoffs.
Elon Musk asked the workers to commit to a hardcore culture or leave their three months of severance pay. In response to this, the employees decided to resign from their positions. Musk recently replied to a tweet, “I’m not super worried regarding the mass resignations, as the best employees are staying.” However, the effect of mass resignation can be seen as Twitter temporarily closed all its offices and suspended badge access.
Elon Musk, who heads SpaceX and Tesla, is focused on building Twitter 2.0 and making it successful as soon as possible — following a mass layoff strategy. He said he would grant the blue-tick verification label from November 29 to those willing to buy premium services and pay USD 8 a month.
Future Of Elon Musk’s Twitter 2.0
Elon Musk taking over Twitter, firing employees, and starting the new wave of mass layoffs is the most trending topic. The company’s office has been abruptly shut down until Monday, November 21, 2022, indicating some more news from Twitter’s headquarters. Stay tuned to know what happens next.
If you want to stay updated with the latest news on Blockchain, Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analysis, Data Migration, etc., subscribe to the Inferenz newsletter!