Elon Musk says that complainers can continue to complain, but the Twitter ‘Blue Tick’ will cost $8
Following the acquisition of Twitter a little over a week ago, it would appear that Elon Musk, the new CEO of the firm, has more or less made up his mind to charge $8 per month for Twitter’s “Blue Tick” service. Additionally, he shed light on the circumstances surrounding Twitter Blue. There will be half as many advertisements as there are now; priority will be given to comments, mentions, and searches; longer films and audio can be posted, and publishers will not be required to use paywalls. Elon stated the following in order to restate his position concerning the issue at hand: “To all complainers, please continue complaining, but it will cost $8.” He later added, “Twitter speaks to the inner masochist in all of us.”
People who have already verified their accounts, as well as those who do not want to pay the $8 monthly cost, are questioning Elon Musk’s choice. These people also do not want to pay the fee. The response, on the other hand, appears to be mixed, with notable YouTube personalities like Marques Brownlee, often known as MKBHD, supporting Twitter’s most recent position. He said, “My rule #1 on the internet that’s never been successfully broken is to charge for something that was previously free.”
In another tweet, MKBHD said, “I guess what I’m concerned about is if everybody has verified accounts, nobody has verified accounts.” It has been made quite apparent by Elon that Twitter will exhibit a “secondary tag” for public personalities, something that appears to already be the case for politicians at this point. This will assist in visually identifying prominent accounts from those that are accessible to the general public.
According to prior reports, Elon Musk may have provided Twitter engineers with a deadline of November 7, 2022, to bring the new Twitter Blue service into force; therefore, the debut may be closer than many are anticipating it to be. Elon has stated that the cost will change according to the “country proportionate to purchasing power parity.”