PS3 Hacker Hired To Deal with Twitter By Elon Musk Just Give up, Yikes

A photo of George Hotz speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on September 13, 2016

I feel this “I give up energy” from Hotz so tough.
Photo: San Francisco Chronicle / Hearst Newspapers (Getty Pictures)

Twitter has been a sinking ship at any time given that billionaire jerk Elon Musk took it over in Oct 2022 (however, arguably, you could say it’s been that way for a although now). The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has been throwing anything at the wall to see what sticks, like bringing on pointed out Apple iphone jailbreaker and PlayStation 3 hacker, George Hotz, to fix pieces of the Chicken App. Nonetheless, Hotz, who joined as an intern for a 12-7 days time period, has resigned from the business following scarcely a single month on the task.

Hotz was employed in November 2022 to iron-out some troubles he experienced with the social media firm, such as the nondismissable login popup and the inaccurate search operation. He hardly ever prepared to stay at Twitter for the long haul but observed he would “put [his] revenue wherever [his] mouth is” and tricky out a 12-week internship at Twitter in exchange for “cost of living in San Francisco,” wherever the firm is headquartered. Sadly, Hotz didn’t even last just one total month, as just a couple of days right before hitting that mark, he took to Twitter to announce he quit, productive straight away.

“Resigned from Twitter currently,” Hotz tweeted on December 20. “[I] enjoy the option, but did not feel there was any genuine influence I could make [at the social media company]. In addition to, it was unfortunate to see my GitHub withering. Back to coding!”

It is funny. All-around the exact time Musk tweeted a poll inquiring his followers if he must step down as head of Twitter (which he confirmed will materialize “as quickly as [he] finds a person silly ample to consider the job”), Hotz posed a identical poll to his followers. Hotz questioned if he really should step down as a Twitter intern, noting he’d “abide by the results” that were mainly “No,” with 63.6 percent of responders expressing so. However here Hotz is, leaving the social media corporation just as immediately as he joined. He described to some Twitter end users that the reason he quit was for the reason that he “expected the surroundings of a startup and located anything very distinctive.” Hotz also explained he started looking through Twitter’s code and decided “this ain’t it.” That is a yikes.

Kotaku reached out to Hotz for comment.

In the conclude, Hotz is continue to rooting for Musk’s Twitter. He mentioned the maligned CEO has “done a phenomenal job” with the social media corporation therefore significantly but would seem much more prepared to get again to function on his car automation device studying startup, Comma AI.


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