Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey appropriately took to the social media platform he used to run to supply his tackle Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover of the corporate he described because the “closest thing we have to a global consciousness.”
In a collection of Monday evening tweets, which started with Dorsey posting the Radiohead music “Everything In Its Right Place,” the Block CEO began his thread by reaffirming his love for Twitter. “The idea and service is all that matters to me, and I will do whatever it takes to protect both,” he wrote. “Twitter as a company has always been my sole issue and my biggest regret.”
Dorsey, who is ready for a $978 million money payout ought to the deal be accomplished, then recognized Twitter’s previous and present issues, writing that the corporate was beholden to the advert mannequin and Wall Street. “Taking it back from Wall Street is the correct first step.”
“In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company. Solving for the problem of it being a company however, Elon is the singular solution I trust,” Dorsey wrote.
Dorsey, who describes himself as 1/8h hippie in his Twitter bio, added, “I trust [Musk’s] mission to extend the light of consciousness.”
He continued, “Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is “maximally trusted and broadly inclusive” is the fitting one. This can be [Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal’s] aim, and why I selected him. Thank you each for getting the corporate out of an inconceivable scenario. This is the fitting path…I consider it with all my coronary heart.”
Forever the optimist, Dorsey concluded, “I’m so happy Twitter will continue to serve the public conversation. Around the world, and into the stars!”
Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006 together with Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass, stepped down as CEO of the corporate in November 2021.