- The person who instructed Twitter use hashtags has left the platform.
- Chris Messina reportedly mentioned the corporate “deserved extra dignity and consideration than it is obtained within the final six months.”
The person accountable for Twitter’s use of hashtags to group tweets has left the platform, saying it has been mismanaged below Elon Musk’s possession.
Chris Messina, who in 2007 instructed Twitter begin utilizing hashtags to arrange tweets by matter or occasion, mentioned goodbye to the location this weekend after dropping his verification badge. Twitter mentioned it might begin eradicating legacy blue test marks this month, and customers who wished to maintain theirs would wish to start out paying $8 monthly for a Twitter Blue subscription.
“My selection is not concerning the badge; it is about all the things that lead as much as the badge and the way it has been dealt with. No matter Twitter was earlier than deserved extra dignity and consideration than it is obtained within the final six months,” Messina tweeted, per The Verge. His account is now non-public.
Since Musk purchased Twitter for $44 billion in October, the corporate has seen 80% of its workers laid off, its valuation drop to lower than half its acquisition value, a number of outages affecting hundreds of customers, and an exodus of advertisers.
As for the hashtags, Musk is not a fan. In a tweet final month, he said, “I hate hashtags.”
Messina didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.