Elon Musk continues to take interesting steps for the Twitter platform he bought. Musk is making the platform’s algorithm open source. Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who wrote a message in response to a post he made yesterday evening, announced that the algorithm used on the platform will become open source within the next week.
Making Twitter’s algorithm open source would allow its software to be publicly accessible to users across the world
It is believed that Musk was not joking about this, but unfortunately, this is not certain. Musk has long thought that the recommendation algorithm on the platform (“Special For You” section) should be open and has been expressing his opinion from time to time. With this open-source structure, Twitter seems to show everyone why the recommended content is recommended.
Musk seems to want to emphasize that Twitter does not intentionally steer anyone to one side or the other. Musk claims that the recommendation algorithm will get better in the future. Last week, he made some noise by highlighting his own Tweets in connection with this issue.
Elon Musk gave this open source-oriented information under an interesting statement he made last night. “Say what you want about me, but I acquired the world’s largest non-profit for $44B,” Musk said on his Twitter account. With this statement, Musk directly referred to Twitter’s old era. Because Twitter never had a stable economic structure that made a profit in the period before Musk. Elon Musk had previously stated that the period after he took over the platform was very challenging.
Musk said exactly the following about saving the platform for which he paid 44 billion dollars: “Last 3 months were extremely tough, as had to save Twitter from bankruptcy, while fulfilling essential Tesla & SpaceX duties. Wouldn’t wish that pain on anyone. Twitter still has challenges, but is now trending to breakeven if we keep at it. Public support is much appreciated!”
Twitter was not a profitable platform before Elon Musk bought it, it was just self-sustaining. Musk wants to change this and aims to make Twitter profitable and make the platform earn serious money.