The world’s wealthiest man, Elon Musk has completed a $44 billion takeover of the social media platform Twitter. And he hit the ground running from Day 1. With this, it brings to an end one of the most high profile buyout stories in recent past.
The deal comes after months of talks and rumors of Musk’s takeover, and the entrepreneur seems to have fittingly declared it’s completion with a cryptic tweet, “the bird is freed”.
Elon Musk recently tweeted that the whole ‘blue tick’ verification process was being revamped. The world’s richest person is considering charging the social media app users $20 a month as the overhaul plan begins in earnest.
Also, in response to one of the users asking for purging of all inactive Twitter accounts, Elon Musk replied in affirmative.
Musk is expected to make several changes to the way Twitter operates, with one big change being the removal of bans for several high-profile Twitter accounts. It will be pretty interesting to watch how Twitter as a product/service will change. Especially from a vantage point of user and advertising experience.
This acquisition coincides with rapper, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) entering talks to purchase Parler – the social media app described as an alt-tech alternative to Twitter, which is commonly associated with users who hold conservative or politically right-leaning beliefs.
However, buying out popular social media sites is not the only way that celebrities can make it big in this sector, as several more famous faces have started their own social media apps from scratch.
Business Name Generator has revealed the names of five famous people who launched their own social media apps.
1.Maisie Williams – Daisie
Much like her Game of Thrones character, Arya Stark, actress Maisie Williams is never one to shy away from adventure, and that includes her work as an entrepreneur.
Launched in 2019, Williams’ very own social network app ‘Daisie’ aims to provide a platform for creatives looking to share and develop their work with other people in their industry.
Daisie is targeted at anyone with a creative profession, from actors and filmmakers to architects and food fanatics.
2. Jeremy Renner – The Jeremy Renner App
Hawkeye actor, Jeremy Renner created his own app in 2017, which was intended to be a place for fans of the actor to interact with both each other and Renner himself.
The app was very short lived however and was forced to be shut down in 2019 after online trolls discovered and ridiculed it.
3. Logan Paul – SplitMoji
Content creator Logan Paul made a name for himself on YouTube. He had more ideas about how he could spice up the social media scene. And went on to launch SplitMoji in 2016.
The app allows users to create their own personalized emojis, GIFs and stickers. It can then be added to other social media messaging services for exchange between friends.
4. Kim Kardashian – Kim Kardashian Hollywood
The Kardashian family are no strangers to daring business ventures. In 2014, the American media sensation Kim launched her own online mobile game with social media elements.
The app was designed to create an online community of Kardashian fans. The users could connect with each other whilst having fun playing the interactive game.
5.Snoop Dogg – Snoopify
In 2013, The ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ rapper launched his own interactive app in typical good humour. ‘Snoopify’ allowed users to add cartoonish stickers to their own photos to make themselves look more like Snoop Dogg. Once fans had ‘Snoopified’ their photos, the app encouraged users to share their pictures on the social media.
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