A bizarre video Elon Musk shared of himself walking into Twitter?headquarters?holding a bathroom sink?Wednesday quickly became the most popular tweet of the past week and one of the most popular of the past month, according to social media tracking firm NewsWhip, just ahead of the billionaire's expected takeover of the company.
The 9-second video has been viewed nearly 30 million times in the 23 hours since it was posted, and the tweet has attracted more than 1 million likes and over 178,000 retweets.
其實馬斯克是在玩梗，sink有“水池，水槽”的意思，“Let that sink in”字面意義，除了“讓水槽進去”，還有“讓它沉下去”的意思，同時它也是一種英文口語表達慣用語，意為“好好考慮”，有點像中文中的“你細品?！?/span>
Musk also changed his Twitter bio to "Chief Twit" and marked his location as "Twitter HQ" on Wednesday, in another strong indication his $44 billion deal to buy the tech giant will go through Friday as planned.
Musk is slated to address Twitter employees Friday, according to?Bloomberg. He also retweeted a photo from his biographer, Walter Isaacson, Thursday showing him speaking to a group at "Twitter headquarters' coffee bar."
據彭博社報道，馬斯克定于周五對推特員工發表講話。他還在推特上轉發了他的傳記作者沃爾特·艾薩克森（Walter Isaacson）的一張照片，照片顯示他在 “推特總部的咖啡吧”向一群人講話。
In April, Twitter accepted Musk’sproposal?to buy the social media?service and take it private. However, Musk soon began sowing doubt about his?intentions?to follow through with the agreement, alleging that the company failed to adequately disclose the number of spam and fake accounts on the service.
When Musk said he was?terminating?the deal, Twittersued?the billionaire, alleging he “refuses to honor his obligations to Twitter and its stockholders because the deal he signed no longer serves his personal interests.”
In the ensuing months, Twitter and Musk would trade barbs via their attorneys as the two parties were slated to head to Delaware’s Court of Chancery todetermine?the fate of the company and whether it would end up in the Tesla chief’s hands.
Earlier in October, Musk had a change of heart and said he wanted to pursue his acquisition of Twitter at the original price of $54.20 a share if the social messaging service dropped its litigation. Distrustful of Musk’s motivations, Twitter’s lawyers said that the Tesla CEO’s “proposal is an invitation to further mischief and delay.”
A Delaware Chancery Court judge eventually ruled that Musk had until Oct. 28 to cement the Twitter deal or head to trial.
Musk terminated Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal,?Chief Financial Officer?Ned Segal and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde, according to people familiar with the matter.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal
He had accused them of misleading him and Twitter investors over the number of fake accounts on the social media platform.
Agrawal and Segal were in Twitter's San Francisco headquarters when the deal closed and were escorted out, the sources added.
The Washington Post?reported the billionaire plans?to eliminate around 75%?of Twitter's roughly 7,500-person workforce, which appears to build on?downsizing?plans Twitter already had in place (Musk denied those reports while meeting with Twitter staff this week, according to Bloomberg).?
He also tried to calm fears among employees that major?layoffs?are coming and assured advertisers that his past criticism of Twitter's content moderation rules would not harm its appeal.
"Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape, where anything can be said with no consequences!" Musk said in an openletter to advertisers?on Thursday.
Musk has indicated he sees Twitter as a foundation for creating a "super app" that offers everything from money transfers to shopping and ride-hailing.
馬斯克表示，他認為推特是創建一個 "超級應用 "的基礎，能夠提供從匯款到購物、打車的所有服務。
He also said on Thursday he did not buy Twitter to make more money but "to try to help humanity, whom I love."
headquarter?/?hed?kw??t?(r)/ n.總部，v. 將（組織的）總部設在某地；設立總部
Chief Financial Officer?首席財務官
英文部分素材來源Forbes：Video Of Elon Musk Carrying Sink Through Twitter Headquarters Is This Week’s Most Popular Tweet