After Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk’s hostile takeover of Twitter in a $44 billion cash deal, the internet is abuzz with speculations on what’s in store for the recently appointed CEO Parag Agrawal. However, Mr Agrawal seems to be confident in his future at the company. At least that’s what he seems to be trying to project through replies to Tweets on the issue.
On Twitter user Suhail’s empathetic post regarding the Indian-origin CEO’s earlier plans for the social media giant, Mr Agrawal indicated there was no cause for worry and “what matters most is the service and the people improving it”.
“I feel for the current ceo of Twitter (@paraga) – he had all these plans and now lives with the same uncertainty of his whole team,” Mr Suhail tweeted.
The Twitter CEO responded with thanks and seemed to dismiss the concern.
“Thank you but don’t feel for me. What matters most is the service and the people improving it,” he said.
Thank you but don’t feel for me. What matters most is the service and the people improving it.— Parag Agrawal (@paraga) April 27, 2022
Mr Agrawal had last night laid out his vision for the company before he took over the top job and expressed pride in his colleagues who continue to work “with focus and urgency despite the noise”.
“I took this job to change Twitter for the better, course correct where we need to, and strengthen the service. Proud of our people who continue to do the work with focus and urgency despite the noise,” he tweeted.
A parody account with the name “not Parag Agrawal” responded with “I thought we were fired”. The Twitter CEO then clarified that his team and he were still there.
“nope! we’re still here,” he said.
nope! we’re still here— Parag Agrawal (@paraga) April 27, 2022
Shortly after Mr Musk’s successful bid to buy Twitter, the former CEO of the microblogging site Jack Dorsey had dropped a series of tweets, suggesting that he supports the move. He said Elon Musk was the “singular solution” that he trusted to “take it back from Wall Street and the ad model”.
Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is “maximally trusted and broadly inclusive” is the right one. This is also @paraga’s goal, and why I chose him. Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation. This is the right path…I believe it with all my heart.— jack⚡️ (@jack) April 26, 2022
He said Mr Musk’s goal of creating a platform that is “maximally trusted and broadly inclusive” is the right one and is shared by Parag Agrawal, which is why he chose him as his replacement.