After this Thursday the verification marks were removed from unsubscribed accounts Blue Twitterwhose subscription costs $8 per month, Elon MuskCEO of that social network, he confirmed it Pay three celebrities the blue tilde personally.
“Only Shatner, LeBron and King”, the South African tycoon responded through his Twitter account to a publication discussing the rumor.
In particular, it is about the actor William Shatner, known for his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek; the basketball player Lebron Jamesof the Los Angeles Lakers, and the famous American writer Stephen King.
“My Twitter account says I’ve signed up for Twitter Blue. I did not. My Twitter account says I gave a phone number. I didn’t,” King tweeted, surprised that he still had the blue check even though he hadn’t signed up. “Please namaste,” Musk replied.
Both the athlete and the literary author had announced early on that they would not pay for the Twitter subscription service.
Controversy over changes on Twitter
Twitter Blue users can edit their tweets, post content up to 10,000 characters, and have the platform’s algorithm boost your tweets.
However, only 0.2% of Web Users Pay for Twitter Blue: Twitter Blue had nearly 116,000 confirmed subscriptions on the Web in March, up 138% from the previous month, according to Similarweb.
This amount of fertilizer does not produce enough income enough to recoup the money the company lost when various companies stopped advertising on Twitter with the arrival of the CEO of Tesla and XSpace.
THE continuous controversy and abrupt changes of Musk during its first year online caused advertisers to flee the social network founded in 2006 in droves, causing ad revenue to plunge recently by up to 75%, according to the Washington Post.
Many users and media said they did not want to pay the fee of $8 a month per employee and $1,000 a month for their organizations’ ticks, the latter in yellow, as in the case of the New York Times or the actress Halle Berry , who yesterday announced she will be joining the ‘unverified’.
According to Musk, those verification badges have sort of been delivered “corrupt and senseless”although, in fact, they’ve been very useful for allowing users to confirm that the personalities – athletes, celebrities, journalists – they interact with are who they say they are).
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