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Elon Musk fired Twitter's app developer via tweet; here's why

The richest person in the world recently fired a Twitter employee on Twitter, which is another unprecedented action. Since taking over the company last month, Elon Musk has come under fire for his decision to fire more than 50% of the employees working for the social media platform. However, he has not changed his mind about taking drastic measures in connection with his most recent acquisition.

When he replied to a thread on Monday and stated that an employee had been fired, this reached a new level. The tech billionaire had earlier apologised for some countries' "super slow" Twitter speeds in a tweet, to which the developer had earlier responded. By the way, I want to apologise for how slowly Twitter is in many countries. Musk had written, "App is doing >1000 poorly batched RPCs just to render a home timeline! For those who are unfamiliar, the Remote Procedure Call (RPC), which Musk mentioned in his tweet, is a potent method for building distributed, client-server based applications.

The employee's response to Musk's tweet was this: "I have spent about 6 years working on Twitter for Android and can say this is wrong," said app developer Eric Frohnhoefer. Over 109,000 people had liked the post when this report was posted. However, he was also criticised. "I have 20 years of experience as a developer. And as the subject matter expert in this situation, I can advise you to speak privately with your boss. When you attempt to outdo him in front of others while he is attempting to learn and assist them, you come across as a spiteful, self-serving dev "penned a user. In response, Eric said: "Perhaps he ought to inquire in private. Possibly using email or Slack."

Elon Musk responded by marking both of them as well as another user and declaring, "He's fired." Since Musk took over, Twitter has undergone numerous revisions and rollbacks, not just in terms of staffing. Some of them are the Blue tick fee and official label on accounts. The 50-year-old new CEO's ability to make well-considered decisions has been called into question.

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