First Business News Portal in English from Nepal
KATHMANDU: WASHINGTON: Twitter overlord Elon Musk on Tuesday announced what amounted to a Twitter plus paid subscription service that will allow users to post long video & audio and also combat “spam and scam.”
In a post on the platform he now owns, Musk asserted that “Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit,” declaring “Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.” The price will be adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity, he added.
Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit. Power to the… https://t.co/k02ALYVvAu
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1667324208000
Paid blue tick accounts will also see “half as many ads” and will get “priority in replies, mentions & search,” Musk said.
Currently, the much-sought after blue tick mark for Twitter accounts that verifies the authenticity of the user is free in most countries.
Musk was responding to media reports that Twitter was planning to charge as much as $ 19.99 for blue tick verification to ramp up revenue for the company for which he has shelled out $ 44 billion. The reports led to outrage from many users, most notably the writer Stephen King, who tweeted, “$20 a month to keep my blue check? F**k that, they should pay me. If that gets instituted, I’m gone like Enron.”
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
© Copyright 2020. FiscalNepal.com. Website Design and Developed by Genesis Web Technology