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'Hire me': Star Trek star, others ping Elon Musk for jobs at Twitter

'Hire me to run Twitter as VP of Product,' tweeted Nikita Bier, co-founder of a positivity-focused polling app called tbh that was acquired by Meta Platforms

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Star Trek actor William Shatner is vying for a job as “the face of Twitter”

Although Elon Musk’s deal to acquire is still months away from closing, some of Musk’s fans are soliciting future employment at the social media platform via his feed. Considerable turnover is likely, at least based on Musk’s feed, which is often critical of leadership. So Musk’s followers are taking their shot.

“Hire me to run Twitter as VP of Product,” tweeted Nikita Bier, co-founder of a positivity-focused polling app called tbh that was acquired by Meta Platforms.

“I’ve been building social apps for 11 years — and not in a way that leads products to decay like a typical BigTech ‘product director dad.’” Antonio Garcia Martinez, the author of the tech insider tell-all “Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley,” nominated himself for a job at Twitter and even listed a brief resume fit for the platform’s 280-character tweet limit.

Even William Shatner, the actor best known for his role as Captain James T Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the franchise, is vying for a job as “the face of Twitter.” He’s got experience; Shatner was paid in equity to be the spokesperson for in the early 2000s, and reportedly missed out on millions in gains by selling his stake too early. But it’s MIT Research Scientist Lex Fridman’s job solicitation, which taps into Musk’s well-documented affinity for jokes including the numbers 420 or 69, that perhaps has the best chance of getting the billionaire’s attention.

“This tweet is my official job application to Twitter for the position of Chief Love Officer (CLO). request a monthly salary of $69, preferably paid in crypto,” Fridman said in a tweet. Bloomberg

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First Published: Mon, May 02 2022. 23:14 IST