Those that became successful had a lot of money. With that money, they started to hire thousands of employees. Twitter now has nearly 5000 employees. Slack more than 1500.
What happened to the product ?
What is the biggest change since basic Twitter 10 years ago? The "star" became a "like" and message limit went from 140 to 280 characters.
They needed 5000 employees to do that.
@ploum This makes me wondering what does the employees do exactly? Like seriously?
@tapaniraja : replying to emails asking who should reply to emails.
Not even joking.
The smallest change in the code now involves at least tenth of managers.
@ploum I've imagined it's like this in big corporations. Guess I'm not wrong.
@tapaniraja : I can attest it first hand.
@ploum I guess for Twitter, the question is, should they be more aggressive implementing new features if the core works?
@tapaniraja : or hire less people.
@ploum Wondering how many of the 5000 are necessary. Though awesome that they do hire that many.
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