Today, Thursday, American billionaire Elon Musk mocked, in a new tweet, the willingness of “Twitter” users to pay $ 8 for a drink of coffee, and their displeasure with the Pay the same amount to keep the blue tick.
Musk responded to criticism about his approach to impose A monthly subscription of $8 for verified account holders The blue tick mark, by posting a photo on Twitter showing a smiling person paying $8 for a Starbucks drink that he consumes in less than 30 minutes, and another photo of a grim and crying face for paying the same amount for a 30-day subscription The blue verification mark on Twitter “.
And before that, the American billionaire published a tweet describing “Twitter” as the most interesting place on the Internet, adding: “That is why you are reading this tweet now.”
Twitter is simply the most interesting place on the Internet. That’s why you’re reading this tweet right now.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2022
And before that, he tweeted, “You pay for what you get.”
The American billionaire did not stop at the sharp criticism of his decision to impose $ 8 on the accounts documented on the social networking site “Twitter”, but went ahead to challenge them.
Hours after the owner of “Tesla” and the new CEO of “Twitter” announced the imposition of the fees, he returned and confirmed in a new tweet to the critics, that he did not mind them continuing their objections, but They have to pay $8 althoug.
Musk’s tweet was a clear response to those complaining about the new fees, telling them that this would never dissuade the owner of the application from his opinion.
$8 for the blue tag
And Musk announced, on Tuesday, that the company will charge a fee of $ 8 per month for the blue check mark service, as he seeks to increase subscriptions and make the social network less dependent on ads.
Musk said subscribers with blue check marks will get priority in replies, mentions, and searches, will be able to post longer videos and audios, and will see half as many ads.
It is noteworthy that Musk completed the acquisition of “Twitter” for $ 44 billion after many months of back and forth.
start blue mark
The blue certification mark, the result of a defamation lawsuit against the company in 2009 that was implicated in stirring controversy, is a sign of standing in the digital community.
The primary goal of the program was to verify the identity of certain categories of people, such as celebrities, politicians, companies and journalists as protection against impersonation and fraud, and company rules require accounts to be “trusted, distinct, and active” to gain the mark.