Elon Musk tweets too close to the sun and gets stuck with a name change he can’t fix

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24: Tesla CEO Elon Musk leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building on January 24, 2023 in San Francisco, California. Musk testified at a trial regarding a lawsuit that has investors suing Tesla and Musk over his August 2018 tweets saying he was taking Tesla private with funding that he had secured. The tweet was found to be false and cost shareholders billions of dollars when Tesla's stock price began to fluctuate wildly allegedly based on the tweet.
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We’d be selling things incredibly short to say that Elon Musk‘s time as the owner of Twitter has been as eventful as it has been short, with the Tesla chief apparently determined to take all of the worst things about the social media app and make them even worse, while rolling out a series of updates and changes that could best be described as negligible.

Having doubled, tripled, and then quadrupled down on changing his mind on a regular basis when it comes to the various features and inner workings of the bird app, there’s a wonderful hint of irony in Musk finding himself stumped by his own creation. Like a technological Icarus, the walking meme has tweeted far too close to the sun and ended up regretting it.

Summing up his tenure as the boss in a nutshell, Musk went ahead and changed his name on the platform to “Mr. Tweet,” only to swiftly discover that he wasn’t the person best qualified to figure out how to change it back. Honestly, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

Naturally, the bumbling buffoon’s comments and replies were instantly swamped with a combination of helpful assistance and merciless trolling, but that’s what you get when you go ahead and dump an increasingly-expensive pile of egg on your face by coming right out and admitting you’ve got no clue how to execute something as simple as a name change on Twitter, which we shouldn’t have to remind you he paid $44 billion to acquire mere months ago.