Despite the fact Elon Musk’s Twitter polls clearly aren’t going all that well, the social media platform’s current CEO (emphasis on current) can’t seem to stop doing them.
The latest asked whether or not he should step down as head of Twitter, and – at least at the time of writing – “yes” in on track to win with around 58 percent of the vote. Musk said in that tweet that he will abide by the results, although it’s worth noting that he has previously confirmed he doesn’t intend to be CEO for the longhaul anyway.
As well as 16.5 million votes, Musk’s poll also received hundreds of thousands of retweets and a huge number of comments — the standout of which may have come from none other MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson.
In response to Musk’s question about stepping down of head of Twitter, Anderson simply replied, “Depends who you get to run it!” with a little thinking emoji tacked on the end for good measure.
MySpace and its parent company were sold to News Corp in 2005 for $580 million. Anderson stayed on as president until 2009. According to his Twitter bio, he’s now “enjoying the good life.”
Did MySpace have its own problems? Yes, absolutely. But at least when it comes to quick-witted social media retorts, Anderson’s clearly up to the job.