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Elon Musk Wants To Turn Twitter HQ Into A Homeless Shelter Because 'No One Shows Up Anyway'

Elon Musk Wants To Turn Twitter HQ Into A Homeless Shelter Because 'No One Shows Up Anyway'

The Tesla CEO reckons it would be a far better use of the space.

Elon Musk has suggested transforming Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco into a homeless shelter. 

The Tesla CEO recently became the social media site's biggest shareholder after he bought a 9.2 per cent stake in the company.

He's taken to Twitter to highlight some of the changes he'd like to see at the company and even asked his millions of followers if they agree with him.

These proposals included making the service cheaper, banning advertising, and even having the option to pay in cryptocurrency. 

In typical fashion, Musk tweeted: “Maybe even an option to pay in Doge?”

He also seemingly took aim at the Twitter staff choosing to still work from home and said the office could be used in a more constructive manner. 

He set up a poll that asked: “Convert Twitter SF HQ to homeless shelter since no one shows up anyway?”

The poll hit more than 1.9 million votes, with 91.3 per cent of voters in favour of the proposition. 

Since being appointed to the Twitter board Musk has been posting a lot about the company and some users have been confused about whether he's joking.

However, on this occasion, he ensured there was no doubt about whether he was genuinely proposing this change. 

He replied to his tweet, saying: “I’m serious about this one btw.”

Meanwhile, other tweets have come off as quite a bit more chaotic.

In addition to his homeless shelter suggestion, he asked his followers whether the ‘w’ in ‘twitter’ should be deleted - with the only options available to vote on being ‘Yes’ and ‘Of course’. 

Last week Elon suggested that Twitter should trial the commonly requested edit button, with Twitter confirming they would indeed be rolling out the feature.

The post read: “Now that everyone is asking… Yes, we’ve been working on an edit feature since last year!

"No, we didn’t get the idea from a poll.

"We're kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible."

Twitter staff were told two years ago that they would be able to work from home forever.

The company was clearly happy to adapt to the post-Covid-19 world and ensure their employees didn't feel pressured to trek it into the office.

Twitter's CEO Parag Agrawal revealed last month that they would be sticking to that policy, however warned that it might be difficult to remotely work.

“As we open back up, our approach remains the same," he said in a memo to staff.

"Wherever you feel most productive and creative is where you will work and that includes working from home full-time forever. Office every day? That works too. Some days in office, some days from home? Of course.”

Featured Image Credit: APFootage / Alamy. Tomasz Zajda / Alamy.

Topics: Elon Musk, Twitter, Tesla