The social media platform, formerly known as Twitter but now rebranded as X, has evolved beyond its initial focus on tweets and likes.
Furthermore, Musk has expressed the idea of transforming X into a “cool” alternative to LinkedIn, a platform he has criticized as “cringe.” Given the updated policy, the collection of employment and educational data aligns with this objective.
One possible use for the data could be selling it to advertisers, as X is not currently generating significant ad revenue. However, there is no concrete evidence to support this idea. Unlike Twitter, which primarily used data for its own growth, X appears to have more ambitious aspirations.
In more positive news, Elon Musk also announced that audio and video calls will soon be available on the platform. These features will be compatible with smartphones and computers running iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS. Users will not need phone numbers, as X will serve as a global address book.