New X Glitch Wipes Out Virtually a Decade of Images


Elon Musk’s takeover and rebranding of Twitter has been nothing wanting dramatic. Let’s tally up the injury report because it stands.

To this point, X’s overlord has fired half of the corporate’s authentic workforce, restricted the variety of tweets folks can view on a given day, and transitioned the verification program to an $8 per thirty days subscription package deal. Throughout his tenure, he’s modified X’s emblem an I’ve misplaced rely’ variety of occasions, most just lately altering the icon to look edgier with darkish, brooding white stains. Not too long ago, he even determined to disable the blocking function, making it unimaginable for customers to take away abusive posts from their timelines. Am I lacking something?

It looks like Elon Musk is an inexperienced captain unintentionally steering his ship into icebergs. The one factor conserving the platform afloat is the very factor Musk is doing his best to alienate — that being Twitter’s longstanding, devoted consumer base.

Now for the following nail in X’s proverbial coffin. A new glitch has worn out nearly each image and hyperlink retweeted earlier than December 2014. Tom Coates reported the incident in an informative Tweet. In brief, practically a decade of photographs have been unceremoniously wiped from the service.

Whether or not that is an intentional transfer or a glitch is at the moment unclear. Musk is but to touch upon the scenario. Luckily, the change doesn’t have an effect on movies, possible as a result of Twitter solely added built-in video performance in 2016

Curiously, some photographs have been restored manually, reinforcing the concept this can be a glitch as an alternative of an impulsive choice made by Twitter’s mercurial proprietor. The enduring Oscar selfie, for instance, was initially damaged however now works as meant.

It’s too early to inform whether or not Musk intends to reverse the change. However, if his present string of disastrous selections is something to go by, we wouldn’t maintain out an excessive amount of hope.

Robert Reeve

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