Twitter is struggling. The company has been hemorrhaging money, and its CFO recently admitted that the site hasn’t been able to turn a profit in years.
But Twitter still has more than 300 million users, and many of them rely on it for news and information. So the question isn’t whether Twitter is going to die; it’s when will it die?
Here are six scenarios for how Twitter could end:
Scenario 1: Twitter never makes a profit and eventually shuts down because of financial problems. This is the worst-case scenario for Twitter investors, since it means they’ll never see their investment pay off. But even if this happens, there’s no guarantee that users will be left with nowhere else to go. If Facebook falls into a similar situation — which seems unlikely given its massive user base — there would be plenty of other options available to them. And while Google+ may not be as popular as Facebook or Twitter, at least it exists as an alternative option for social networking needs.
Scenario 2: Another company buys up or acquires Twitter and integrates it into another service. A lot of companies have tried this approach, including Facebook (which acquired Instagram), Microsoft (which acquired Yam.
Last modified: September 20, 2022