Twitter/X “CEO” Linda Yaccarino’s comments on the platform’s name change deserve to be quoted in full, for posterity:
It’s an exceptionally rare thing — in life or in business — that
you get a second chance to make another big impression. Twitter
made one massive impression and changed the way we communicate.
Now, X will go further, transforming the global town square.
X is the future state of unlimited interactivity — centered in
audio, video, messaging, payments/banking — creating a global
marketplace for ideas, goods, services, and opportunities. Powered
by AI, X will connect us all in ways we’re just beginning to
For years, fans and critics alike have pushed Twitter to dream
bigger, to innovate faster, and to fulfill our great potential. X
will do that and more. We’ve already started to see X take shape
over the past 8 months through our rapid feature launches, but
we’re just getting started.
There’s absolutely no limit to this transformation. X will be the
platform that can deliver, well … everything. @elonmusk and I are
looking forward to working with our teams and every single one of
our partners to bring X to the world.
Today we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the
Information Purification Directive. We have created for the first
time in all history a garden of pure ideology, where each worker
may bloom secure from the pests of contradictory and confusing
truths. Our Unification of Thought is more powerful a weapon than
any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one
resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death and
we will bury them with their own confusion.