Twitter Spaces team reduced to “about three” out of 100 employees

Twitter Spaces team reduced to “about three” out of 100 employees

San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) The Twitter Spaces team, which once numbered up to 100 employees, is reduced to “about three” people, a report has revealed, as the technical “fiasco” during the 2024 US presidential election of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. election candidacy on the platform this week shook the world.

For months now, the Spaces team has been operating without much of the “institutional knowledge it’s accumulated since Twitter added live audio chats in 2021 to compete with the then-fashionable Clubhouse,” reports Platformer.

“Hardly anyone knows the current architecture in depth anymore,” wrote one person on a pseudonymous employee forum called Blind.

After almost 20 minutes of glitch, DeSantis could finally make the announcement.

“I’m running for President of the United States to lead our great American comeback,” DeSantis said.

Musk and David Sacks, a technology entrepreneur, admitted that Twitter’s limited server capacity played into the problems it faced in launching the event.

“This was by far the largest room ever on social media. Twitter performed very well after some initial scaling challenges. Thanks to the Twitter team for adapting so quickly to enter the ‘story,” Sacks said in a tweet.

Twitter’s outgoing CEO, however, said the technical “fiasco” was actually the “greatest story on earth” and he urges all US presidential candidates to do so on his platform.


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