By Christopher Zara December 13, 2022 Twitter users who were verified under the old system that was in effect before Elon Musk took control of the company are discovering this week that they still have their blue badges, albeit with a slightly less enthusiastic description. “This account is a legacy verified account,” says a … Continue reading ‘May or may not be notable’: Verified Twitter users are ushered into legacy limbo
Elon Musk claims Apple has ‘threatened to withhold’ Twitter from the App Store Karissa Bell @karissabe Elon Musk has taken aim at Apple’s App Store policies amid claims that the company has “threatened to withhold” Twitter from its store. According to Musk, Apple “won’t tell us why” it has issues with Twitter. In subsequent … Continue reading Elon Musk says he and Tim Cook ‘resolved the misunderstanding’ about Twitter’s iOS app
Elon Musk says Twitter Blue verification is coming back November 29th He said he wants it to be “rock solid” when it returns… in two weeks. K. Bell @karissabe NurPhoto via Getty Images Elon Musk has set a new date for Twitter Blue’s paid verification to return: November 29th. The new date comes just … Continue reading New Twitter accounts will have to wait 90 days before subscribing to Blue
Twitter will soon let organizations verify related accounts The announcement comes after the recent Twitter Blue disaster. I. Bonifacic @igorbonifacic Dado Ruvic / reuters Less than two days after Twitter’s first attempt to charge for account verification ended in disaster, Elon Musk announced the company is working on a new way to authenticate users. … Continue reading Elon Musk says Twitter Blue verification is coming back November 29th
Twitter Blue verification was a complete disaster in exactly the ways everyone predicted It lasted less than 48 hours. K. Bell @karissabe Screenshot via Twitter Elon Musk’s plan to democratize Twitter verification lasted less than two days. Twitter has temporarily pulled new signups for Twitter Blue after the platform was overrun by verified trolls. … Continue reading Twitter will soon let organizations verify related accounts
By Katelyn Bourgoin November 11, 2022 Whatever you think of Elon Musk and his Twitter takeover, he appeared to have been using a classic sales technique last week. In late October, The Verge reported that Twitter was planning to charge users $20 for Twitter Blue and a coveted blue checkmark. The backlash was immediate: … Continue reading Did Elon Musk use a popular sales trick to convince people to pay up for Twitter?
By Chris Morris November 10, 2022 People warned Elon Musk this was going to happen. The launch of Twitter’s $8 per month paid-for verification, said skeptics, would lead to a tsunami of spoof accounts—and it appears those concerns are coming true. Despite Musk’s claims that the pay system would “defeat the bots and trolls,” … Continue reading Fake ‘verified’ accounts explode across Twitter