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Twitter gets important backend server architecture changes, should feel faster, says Elon Musk



Twitter CEO Elon Musk has planned another series of upgrades to the platform. Taking to the microblogging site, the Tesla CEO wrote, “Significant changes to the backend server architecture have been implemented”.

Twitter should feel faster,” musk to add. Many Twitter users commented with baffled reactions to the sudden announcement.

“Do we need to restart the app?” one user wrote along with a meme of Musk holding his phone with the caption “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”

“Exactly how faster? It always feels like that,” wrote another user.

However, another user wrote: “Yes, I need that! Thank you Elon for all you do”. The update follows an outage of the microblogging platform in the early hours of Thursday.

As reported by Al Jazeera, the web version of the platform has suffered a major outage. Many users have trouble getting an error message when they try to log in. More than 8,700 users reported problems with the site as of 7:30 a.m. EST (6 p.m. IST), Al Jazeera reported citing Downdetector, the site’s outage tracking tool.

“User reports indicate Twitter is experiencing issues as of 7:13 EST,” Downdetector said in a tweet. The outage comes two months after Elon Musk acquired Twitter in a deal worth $44 billion (about Rs 3.6 lakh).

Meanwhile, the billionaire on Wednesday announced that the new Twitter Policy will not only follow science, but question science, in a rational way. “Twitter’s new policy is to follow science, which necessarily includes asking reasonable questions about science,” Musk wrote on Twitter. Musk stated, “Anyone who says to criticize them is to doubt science itself cannot be considered a scientist,” in a follow-up tweet to his original policy statement.

Meanwhile, Elon Musk recently answered to one of our employees and announced that some major user interface improvements are coming to Twitter in January. Musk is known to experiment with UI changes on the platform. such one recent changes is a view count implementation for tweets, showing view and engagement statistics.


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