UPDATE: The flashing “X” sign at the top of “X” headquarters in San Francisco was dismantled on Monday after city officials said that the sign violated City Code.
The original story follows…
“X” marks the spot and in San Francisco, it marks the top of the building that used to be known as Twitter headquarters. The flashing “X” sign, typical of the way that the owner of “X,” Elon Musk, does business, was never approved by the city, and now authorities in San Francisco are investigating.
Here’s another angle I forgot I had that shows the X strobing.
Also, my apartment building needs a bath. pic.twitter.com/t66erPuDlL
— Christopher J. Beale (@realchrisjbeale) July 29, 2023
Musk has changed the name of Twitter to “X” he claims because he wants to turn the social media platform into another super app like China’s WeChat, The latter is not only a social media site, it also hosts instant messages and supports mobile payments. It is the biggest app in the world with over two billion monthly active users. Musk purchased Twitter last October for $44 billion and he has admitted that the value of the platform has already taken a huge decline since his purchase.