I had a feeling this is what was going to happen with Twitter. Elon is revisiting X.com which in 2000 merged with Confinity and turned into PayPal. After watching what Elon is doing lately it looks like he’s trying to build out a WeChat for everyone else (outside of China) using existing plays in various spaces on Twitter and adding in financials. Here is me throwing a few things against the wall to see what sticks.
He really wants to build this financial ecosystem. He changed the twitter logo to Dogecoin logo, wants to have his SpaceX and Tesla employee live in “company towns” he’s working on one called Snailbrook. Company towns day were towns that folks would be paid in a currency used in the town called company scrip, it looks he’s even testing this by living in a small home on site as well. Now he is circling back to X and and wants to build out an everything app. X.com has has the single X in the source code since 2017 and hasn’t changed since then.
So is Elon trying to build a WeChat for the rest of us? It looks like that may be the case with Twitter already having many of the features that WeChat has just not as vast. Here is what I have found regarding WeChat and what I think Elon may be working towards using the existing infrastructure.
|Messaging and Calling||Twitter Spaces|
|WeChat Location Sharing||Per post|
|QR Codes||Nothing as vast as WeChat currently|
|WeChat Search Engine||Search for Twitter content|
|WeChat Moments / News Feed||Twitter Moments Twitter News|
|WeChat Official Accounts||Twitter Verification Blue Checkmark|
|WeChat Stores||Twitter Shops|
|WeChat Mini Programs||API access?|
|WeChat Articles||Twitter Top Articles|
|WeChat Advertisements||Twitter Ads|
|WeChat Video||Twitter video / Periscope|
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below.
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