What People On Twitter Are Saying About The Possible $8 A Month For Verification.

There’s been a lot of backlash since Elon Musk announced he might start charging a monthly fee for Twitter verification…although personally I think it’s a bad idea I do understand the logic behind it…someone at Twitter actually has to verify you so every time someone is verified someone at the company is being paid to do so…I wrote about a different idea for what he could do earlier today and you can read that here https://listerzine.com/2022/11/02/how-elon-musk-could-monetize-twitter-plus-convince-people-a-monthly-fee-isnt-so-bad/…but let’s see what everyone on Twitter thinks and is saying about Musk’s idea.

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Straight and to the point…guess he’s not a fan of the idea.

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That’s one way to look at it I guess, I do think it’s weird in one way how important that Blue check is to some people…but on the other hand there are people that need it so people can’t impersonate them on Twitter to make them look bad so I see both sides of it.

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There has been this kind of look down on people that aren’t verified mentality on Twitter for quite a while now…maybe this would remedy that situation.

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Very well put…as it stands now Twitter is totally reliant on advertisers for money…which makes them the customers and the users the product…a subscription service could help change that dynamic and take some of that power out of the advertisers hands…why should big corporations get to dictate what we can see and can’t see online?

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lol how does spending $8 give you any status though? a charge like that allows anyone to be verified rather than just the largest users…if anything it takes away from the status symbol idea of it.

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Yeah AOC’s tweet was pretty idiotic…you can still use Twitter for free and say whatever you want, he’s not charging a monthly fee to use the site…he’s doing it for a special service they offer…pretty normal business model actually.

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He’s running a business not a charity…a business you are using to talk shit to him and yet you cans till remain…that’s called free speech Buddy.

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I guess $8 would be tough to come by for a seagull…you guys do great with the french fries though.

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Exactly…if the Blue check is so important to you then the $8 shouldn’t be a big deal…and if it’s not…then wtf are you whining about?

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What the hell do you want politicians to do about it? It’s a private business…does anyone really want the government telling private businesses what they can and can’t charge for? Oh yeah…the socialists do I forgot.

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It’s a service….an employee will have to be paid to go through all the documentation or whatever else is needed to prove you are you…that employee will have to be paid to do that…it’s not that unreasonable to charge for said service.