Twitter Closes Sacramento Data Center, Seattle Office, Cuts Janitorial Staff


Twitter’s operations are still being slimmed down, and it appears that the company’s financial crash diet is leaving a foul taste in the mouths of its employees.

According to the New York Times, Twitter has closed its Sacramento data center, laid off security and cleaning staff in New York, fired janitors at its San Francisco headquarters (which has resulted in employees bringing toilet paper to work), and laid off nearly 75% of its total employees under CEO Elon Musk’s direction.

According to the Times, the Sacramento data center was closed last week, just before a global outage that some have connected to its closure. According to Downdetector, the outage occurred shortly after 7 p.m. ET Wednesday and affected over 10,000 US users.

As the hashtag #TwitterDown trended, Elon Musk responded by tweeting that the site “works for me.” After a few hours, he announced the implementation of “major backend server architectural improvements,” claiming that the platform “should feel faster.”

It’s not the only office where Twitter has failed to keep up its rent. As reported by the Times, the company has missed payments at its San Francisco headquarters too. And the austerity doesn’t stop there: Last week, Platformer’s Zoe Schiffer reported. that the company was due to begin downsizing its Atlanta data center in a bid to cut even further costs.

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