“Twitter’s present lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit. Energy to the folks! Blue for $8/month,” he tweeted. He additionally mentioned that the value of the subscription can be “adjusted by nation proportionate to buying energy parity” hinting at a potential international launch of Twitter Blue.
Twitter’s present lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit. Energy to the… https://t.co/k02ALYVvAu
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1667324208000
Other than the “blue tick”, those that subscribe to ‘Blue for $8 per thirty days’ will even get “precedence in replies, mentions and search – which is important to defeat spam/rip-off, means to submit lengthy video and audio, and half as many adverts.”
There’s a paywall bypass for publishers who’re prepared to work with Twitter. Musk says that this subscription mannequin “will even give Twitter a income stream to reward content material creators.” Individuals with blue ticks will even have “a secondary tag under the title for somebody who’s a public determine, which is already the case for politicians.”
Few hours earlier than making the announcement, Musk replied to American writer Stephen King that Twitter desires to cost for ‘verification’ as a result of the corporate “has to pay the payments.” He additionally mentioned that making folks subscribe to the service “is the one solution to defeat the bots & trolls.” Twitter’s new prime boss, nevertheless, didn’t “clarify the rationale in longer type” as he famous in his tweet to King.