Elon Musk, who paid $44 billion to acquire the social media platform Twitter in October, is asking whether people should use social media less.
Musk reacted to a Twitter user who stated that “anti-social inclinations are making people more lonely” by asking whether we shouldn’t be spending so much time on social media.
A request for more comment from Insider did not receive a response right away from Musk.
The user to whom Musk replied mentioned a 2021 Survey Center on American Life report that revealed that during the previous three decades, people’s social networks had reduced and that the “friendship drop” was especially evident among males.
Musk uses Twitter frequently personally. He tweeted his reaction on Thursday just after 1:00 a.m. ET, then just after 1:30 a.m. ET, he tweeted again. Around nine in the morning, he resumed tweeting.
In the three weeks after he purchased Twitter, Musk was tweeting on average once per hour, according to an Insider investigation from November.
The investigation revealed that he started tweeting even more after buying the website, including responses and retweets. The majority of his Twitter activity, both before and after the purchase, consisted of replies to other users.
Musk stated on the “Full Send” podcast last year that he want to break the “bad habit” of waking up and checking his phone right away.
Musk declared, “I [need] to exercise and become in better shape. I’m going to start working out for at least 20 minutes before glancing at my phone instead of doing so as soon as I get up.
It’s unknown whether he has maintained his resolution.