Elon Musk has said that Twitter users who want a blue tick next to their name to show that they have a verified account will have to pay $8 per month.
According to the announcement, users who pay the fee will be able to upload longer movies and audio clips, get priority responses, mentions, and searches…
Elon Musk Tweeted — “Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month“
Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2022
Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.
Twitter: Elon Musk clarifies what perks may come with ‘blue for $8’ verification
Elon Musk stated that it was “crucial” to combat spam and scams as part of alterations made to the social networking site following his $44 billion acquisition. A username accompanied by a blue checkmark – often reserved for prominent persons – is presently available. Critics say that the change might make it more difficult to identify credible sources. The world’s wealthiest person, Elon Musk, said that premium users will get precedence in searches and responses, and would see half as many advertisements.
“Power to the people! Blue for $8/month,” the billionaire said on Twitter, criticising the old method of blue tick verification as a “lords and peasants system”.
You will also get:
- Priority in replies, mentions & search, which is essential to defeat spam/scam
- Ability to post long video & audio
- Half as many ads
Formerly, Twitter’s technique for confirming users for a blue tick consisted of a brief online application form designated for people whose identities were susceptible to imitation, such as celebrities, politicians, and journalists.
In 2009, the business implemented the system in response to a lawsuit accusing it of not doing enough to prevent fake accounts. However, Elon Musk faces a formidable obstacle as he attempts to revamp Twitter’s business, which has not produced a profit in years.
He has said he wants to reduce Twitter’s reliance on advertising, even as some companies have grown concerned about advertising on the site under his leadership.
Top 20 advertisers on Twitter, 2022:— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) October 31, 2022
– Best Buy
– Capital One
– Procter & Gamble
– Mondelez (Nabisco, etc)
– Meta (Facebook, Insta, WhatsApp, etc)
The charge for blue tick privileges drew scepticism after original reports that said the charge could be $20 (£18) monthly. Many on the platform echoed the statement of author Stephen King, who wrote in response to reports of changes that instead Twitter “should pay me”.
Mr Musk wrote to Mr King saying, “We need to pay the bills somehow!”
elon musk is so good at negotiation he paid $44 billion for something worth ~$10 and then as his first order of business he proposed a $20 monthly subscription and immediately revised that down to $8 because Stephen King told him to fuck off. brilliant stuff— tc (@chillmage) November 1, 2022
Elon Musk’s Journey:
|51||Buys ||Becomes |
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Elon Musk’s journey:— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) October 28, 2022
Age 51: buys Twitter, becomes CEO
Age 45: starts Boring Co
Age 45: starts Neuralink
Age 44: starts OpenAI
Age 32: invests in Tesla
Age 30: starts SpaceX
Age 28: starts X (becomes PayPal)
Age 24: starts Zip2 (sold to Compaq)
Age 19: sells PC’s in college dorm pic.twitter.com/XU4vKZLTyG
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“To all complainers, please continue complaining, but it will cost $8” — Elon Musk tweets:
To all complainers, please continue complaining, but it will cost $8— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2022
Twitter speaks to the inner masochist in all of us— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2022