Flashing “X” Installed On Top Of Twitter Headquarters In San Francisco Without A Permit From The City

The headquarters of Twitter in San Francisco has been adorned with a huge ‘X ‘ sign that flashes in the night sky but city authorities are not happy about this action . The ‘X’ logo is seen on the top of the headquarters of the messaging platform ‘X’ formerly known as Twitter in downtown .

According to them the company did not get the necessary permits to install the sign which could pose a risk to public safety and historic preservation .

The department of building inspection launched an investigation last week after the sign appeared on top of the building which is located in the downtown area City Hall .

The sign is part of Elon Musk’s rebranding of the social media platform from Twitter to X,

What is this sign X :

Elon Musk has renamed Twitter as X , after acquiring the social media platform for $44 billion last year. This issue raises concerns about compliance with city regulations and the importance of adhering to permit procedures for building alterations . The city’s complaint seeks to address the matter and ensure that appropriate measures are taken to rectify the violation .

As the situation unfolds , Twitter and Its owner , Elon musk may need to work closely with San Francisco authorities to resolve the issue and obtain the required permits to keep the ‘X’ sign on the building legally . it serves as a reminder to businesses and property owners to adhere to local regulations and obtain the necessary approvals when making changes to their properties .

About Twitter :

Twitter has currently rebranding to ‘X’ . It is an online social media and social networking service operated by the American Company ‘X’ Corp, the successor of Twitter , Inc . Users can post text , images , and videos on Twitter which are known as Tweets .

Registered users can Tweet like “retweet ” , Tweets and direct message . Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey , Noah Glass , Biz Stone and Evan Williams in March and launched in July . Its former parent company Twitter Inc was based in San Francisco , California and had more than 25 offices in the world .

On October 27, 2022 business magnate Elon Musk acquired twitter for US$44 billion gaining control of the program.


tweets :

Tweets are publicly visible by default but senders can restrict messages delivery to only their followers . Users can mute users they do not wish to communicate or interact with , block accounts from viewing their tweets and remove accounts from their followers list .

Users may subscribe to other users tweets – this is known as following and subscribers are known as “followers”. The counters for “likes” , “retweets ” , and “replies” appear next to the respective buttons in timelines such as on profile pages and search results . Twitter also allows users to update their profile via their mobile phone either by text messaging or by apps released for certain smartphones and tablets .

Hashtags, usernames, retweets:

Users can group posts together by topic or type by use of hashtags , words or phrases with a “#” sign .

Character Limits :

In the year 2016 Twitter announced that media such as photos , videos , and other person’s handle , Since March 30, 2017 the Twitter handles are outside the tweet itself therefore they no longer count towards the character limit .


In 2015 , Twitter began to roll out the ability to attach poll questions to tweets . Polls are open for Up to 7 days and voters are not personally identified

Technology :

Twitter relies on open source software . The Twitter Web interface uses the Ruby on Ralls Framework . In the early days of Twitter , Tweets were stored in the MySQL databases . After the huge volume of tweets coming in caused problems reading from and writing to these databases the company decided that the system needed reengineering . As of April 6 , 2011 Twitter engineers confirmed that they had switched away from their Ruby on Ralls search stack to a Java server they call blender .

About Elon Musk :

Elon Musk or Elon Reeve Musk is a business magnate and investor . He is the founder , chairman , CEO , and chief technology officer of Space X , Angel Investor , CEO , and product architect of Tesla, Inc and CTO of Twitter , founder of the Boring Company , Co Founder of Neuralink and Open AI . and president of the Musk Foundation .

Elon Musk is the wealthiest person in the world with an estimated net worth of US$239 billion as of July 2023 according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and $248.8 billion , according to the Forbes’s Real time Billionaires list primarily from his ownership stakes in Tesla and Space X

Elon Musk was born in Pretoria , South Africa and briefly attended the University Of Pretoria before moving to Canada at age 18 , acquiring citizenship through his Canadian born mother two years later , he matriculated at Queen’s University in Kingston , Ontario and two years after that transferred to the University of Pennsylvania , where he received bachelor’s degrees in economics and physics . he moved to California in 1995 to attend Stanford University , After two days He dropped out and with his brother Kimbal , co founded the online city guide software company zip 2 . the startup was acquired by Compaq for $307 million in 1999.

Education :

Elon Musk Attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School , Bryanston High School and Pretoria Boys High School from he completed his graduation . In 1994 Musk held two internship in Silicon Valley one at energy storage startup pinnacle research institute which investigated electrolytic ultracapacitor for energy storage and another at Palo Alto – based startup Rocket science games .

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