The news not only had an impact on the stock market, but also on social networks. Especially after the likes of Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey praised Musk on the microblogging site.
“Excited to share that we are appointing @elonmusk to our board! Through conversations with Elon over the past few weeks, it has become clear to us that he will bring great value to our board,” said Agrawal said in a tweet.
Musk responded to Twitter’s CEO by saying he looked forward to working with him and the board to make meaningful improvements to the social media platform in the coming months.
While Dorsey shared his happiness saying that Musk cares deeply about “our world and Twitter’s role in it.” “Parag and Elon both lead with their hearts, and they will be an amazing team,” he tweeted.
I’m really happy that Elon is joining the Twitter forum! He cares deeply about our world and Twitter’s role in it.Para… https://t.co/5Rkr8Fb3tl
— jack⚡️ (@jack) 1649163975000
Among the congratulatory posts, Twitter is also awash with memes and jokes about Musk joining the board, with people calling him Twitter’s “meme boss.”
It’s no secret that Musk rarely used the platform to have a serious conversation and often spammed users with memes. In fact, one of his tweets from February 2022 read, “Who controls the memes, controls the universe.”
@pmarca Who controls the memes, controls the universe.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1643865542000
So obviously, people couldn’t help but take advantage of this to make Musk a meme on Twitter. Here are some of the best reactions. Looked!
Elon Musk, Director of Memes at Twitter
— Pump 🌪 (@APompliano) 1649085699000
Elon Musk at next Twitter board meeting after buying 9.2% of the company https://t.co/3wx2JxKkZx
— Dr. Parik Patel, BA, CFA, ACCA Esq. (drpatel.eth) (@ParikPatelCFA) 1649069967000
I’m pretty sure Elon Musk just spent $3 billion on Twitter to ban this kid’s account that tracks his flights and would-be impersonators.
– Always Crazy Azz (@RichDikSquirt) 1649247658000
Elon Musk entering the Twitter conference room as… 😂 https://t.co/DZePszUP1B
— Bitcoin Archive 🗄🚀🌔 (@BTC_Archive) 1649068411000
Elon Musk bought 9% of Twitter. https://t.co/ZDIljfg0Q6
— Pump 🌪 (@APompliano) 1649071140000
Fate loves irony👀🐶 https://t.co/g5VlQiwjCx
— Chairman (@WSBChairman) 1649089168000
“I’d like to speak to the head of Twitter about some issues with your platform. I own 9.2% of the business” https://t.co/tOFyKDtgpa
— John W. Rich (Fake Tech Exec) (@Cokedupoptions) 1649084871000