Twitter employees have been flocking to the blindly anonymous professional network ever since Elon Musk took control of the social media platform. Its co-founder Kyum Kim told Insider that more than 1,400 Twitter employees signed up to Blind last month.
He said that about 95% of Twitter’s employees are now visually impaired. Users with visual impairments can only write posts and upload reviews for the company they work for.
When signing up anonymous posters are required to provide their work email address, job title and employer in order to visually infer the professional status of their users. Kim previously told Insider that he planned massive layoffs in the tech sector this month.
Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition was finalized on October 27 and a week later he laid off nearly half of Twitter’s workforce, or about 3,700 employees.On the day some staff members found out there would be mass layoffs the next morning, the employees went blindfolded to write a review.
There have been over 950 Twitter reviews posted by employees since 2020. Chief Twitt issued an ultimatum last week to the remaining employees to sign on or resign over his extremely harsh work culture. Insiders report that an estimated 2,000 decided to leave.
One user, a self-described engineering manager, wrote of Musk earlier this month that the emergency-driven work is exciting for those who make brutal decisions, with pay no longer tied to the ups and downs of the stock market.
Twitter isn’t the only tech company whose employees are speaking out on the site. Kim, who is also Blind’s chief business officer, told Insider that about 3,000 Meta staff signed up a day before Mark Zuckerberg announced the 11,000 job cuts.
He also said that more than 7,000 Meta staff joined Blind in the first two weeks of November alone and that 64,000 Meta staff members are now on the site. Sustainability is fast becoming an expected part of doing business.