Twitter, Elon Musk’s Social Media Platform, Officially Becomes X.com

For those who spend their days refreshing their feeds and writing witty tweets (or should we say X-posts now?), a big change has arrived. The social media platform we knew as Twitter has finally made a transition to X.com. This means that if you type “twitter.com” into your browser, you will be redirected to the new domain ofElon Muskeven if the process seems to encounter some difficulties.

The move to X.com is the culmination of a months-long rebranding effort, initiated by Musk after acquiring the platform in 2022. While the official X account, mobile apps and even subscription service (now known as X Premium) have been sporting the new name for some time, the web address has stubbornly remained “twitter.com”. This inconsistency has caused confusion and created potential security vulnerabilities, as cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs has pointed out.

Hints of the impending change emerged as early as last August, when some users reported that they could copy X.com links into the X iOS app. However, the lengthy transition has given rise to phishing scams, raising concerns about user safety.

Musk’s affinity for the X.com domain goes back to his entrepreneurial roots. In 1999, he founded a company of the same name which later merged with online payment giant PayPal. His vision for the current iteration of X.com is ambitious, as he wants to make it an “all-inclusive app” similar to the popular Chinese platform WeChat.

Whether X.com will achieve such a dominant position remains to be seen. But one thing is certain: Twitter as we knew it is officially a thing of the past. The iconic blue bird has flown away, replaced by an elegant black and white “X”. This shift marks the start of a new era for the social media platform, and only time will tell whether it will soar or become a relic of the ever-changing internet landscape.

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