Well, true to his word, Elon started fucking around with people’s “blue checkmarks today – a day after the midterms and I didn’t think it would be this funny.
Please note that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in coming months.
We will keep what works & change what doesn’t.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 9, 2022
Let’s get started!
Twitter started issuing 8-dollar blue checkmarks today with “Blue Subscription.” Click the actual blue checkmark to tell the difference between loser checkmarks and real ones.
When you do, you get this if it’s a REAL blue checkmark. If it’s a paid blue checkmark…
Now we're just fucking around. pic.twitter.com/wGlBuu92eg
— Dean Blundell🇨🇦 (@ItsDeanBlundell) November 9, 2022
You’ll see THIS.
welcome to the new blue tick Twitter. There are now two blue ticks, so you can tell who’s paying $8 or not 🙃 pic.twitter.com/ALzMSRrztq
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) November 9, 2022
This is so stupid. It’s genius. Elon makes blue tick-hungry posers pay him $8 for the privilege of posing as a natural blue tick, but when you click the blue tick, it calls that person a total poser.
But it’s ok because you’ll get to post longer videos and do other things they’ll never use.
If it were up to me, we’d dub everyone with a fake blue tick “McLovin.”
Seriously. It’s ridiculous. If I paid for one of these fucking things and didn’t already have one, I’d demand people make fun of me. I wouldn’t leave the fucking house or tweet again. I’d feel like an enormous fraud and assume I was a knob and no one wanted to see my tweets.
Every time I hit send, I would feel like a loser.
If you paid for your relevance, so should you.
I’m not mad. It’s just what we should be doing.