Elon Musk's 11 Best Social Media Moments and Why They're Awesome
This article orginally published Feb. 2, 2018.
Elon Musk, when he isn’t launching rockets, making cars to attach to said rockets, planning to drill holes underneath our most heavily trafficked cities or playing with flamethrowers, can often be found being fairly sassy on social media.
The SpaceX, Tesla and the Boring Company founder has a whopping 20 million followers on Twitter and a casual 6.6 million on Instagram, and frequently uses his social media presence to announce milestones, interact with fans and showcase his sense of humor.
Read on for 11 social media moments that could only come from the mind of Musk and why we enjoy them.
He doesn’t hide his sometimes sexual sense of humor.
A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Mar 2, 2018 at 1:24pm PST
He embraces the ridiculous.
And for the kicker.
You’d need millions of zombies for a so-called “apocalypse” anyway. Where would I even get a factory big enough to make so many!?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2018
But wait, there’s more: the flamethrower is sentient, its safe word is “cryptocurrency” and it comes with a free blockchain— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2018
So hard to keep future product releases secret— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2018
He takes people up close to the action.
Falcon Heavy goes vertical pic.twitter.com/uG1k0WISv1— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 5, 2018
Picture of The Boring Company LA tunnel taken yesterday pic.twitter.com/TfdVKyXFsJ— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 28, 2017
He engages with his customers.
Wanted again to send a note of deep gratitude to Tesla owners WW for taking a chance on a new company that all experts said would fail.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 26, 2017
So much blood, sweat & tears from the Tesla team went into creating cars that you’d truly love. I hope you do.
How can we improve further?
He knows what people are talking about.Regarding that pre-Christmas test launch that felt a little too Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
And of course …
Having a sinking feeling that most people actually do think it was aliens …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 24, 2017
Nuclear alien UFO from North Korea pic.twitter.com/GUIHpKkkp5— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 23, 2017
He takes the opportunity to play Willy Wonka.
10 hat aficionados, in appreciation for their exquisite taste in millinery, will be picked at random to tour the LA tunnel & drive boring machine— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2017
He keeps his promises.
I know it’s a little off-brand, but kids love it— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2017
Case in point …
A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Jan 27, 2018 at 5:29pm PST
He dreams big.
Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo 11 pad at the Cape. Will have double thrust of next largest rocket. Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017
Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017
He takes fans to work with him.
Campfire on the Gigafactory roof https://t.co/JKxaKUzvZY— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2017
Btw, just want to express a word of appreciation for the hard work of the Tesla Gigafactory team. Reason I camped on the roof was because it was less time than driving to a hotel room in Reno. Production hell, ~8th circle …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2017
He’s not afraid to reveal his inner teenage dork.
It all comes full circle https://t.co/zqiCDLhFWy— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 19, 2017