On 19 December 2022, Musk created a poll on Twitter and asked if he should resign. 57.5% out of more than 17.5 million voters voted yes and after the poll ended, he said that in the future, only Twitter Blue subscribers can vote in policy related polls. At that time, he didn’t say when he will vacate his position as the head of Twitter. But now we have an answer, sort of.
This morning, he tweeted that he will resign if he can find someone to take up his job. But that someone has to be “foolish enough” to take it.
If he resigns, he said he will work on Twitter’s software and servers teams. He is a self-taught programmer, he started learning coding at the age of 10 and around the age of 12, he created his own video game “Blastar” and sold it for USD 500.
Some of the programming languages he uses the most are Python, Java, C, and C++. Even in his own companies, a sizable amount of the software at Tesla, SpaceX, and Nuralink are written in Python and C++.
A Potential Successor?
Tom Anderson, the co-founder of Myspace, responded to Musk’s tweet and tweeted a profile of himself, implying that he’s interested in the job.
Anderson created Myspace in 2003 with his friends and it took them 10 days to create the first version of Myspace with a team of people. There were trying to emulate Friendster, a popular social media site in the early 2000’s.
He is now spending his time with photography and considered himself to be retired. But he might jump back into the social media world one day.
We don’t know how long it is going to take to find a suitable replacement. Even after his resignation, Musk still owns the company, so technically, he can still do whatever he wants with Twitter.