By Chris Morris April 06, 2023 At last, Elon Musk’s culling of legacy verified accounts on Twitter might finally be getting underway. The site’s “Twitter Verified” feed, which historically has followed all verified accounts (before the launch of Twitter Blue) began a mass unfollowing Thursday afternoon. It’s making fast work of it, too. … Continue reading Twitter’s blue checkmark purge may have finally begun
By Michael Grothaus March 24, 2023 D-Day is coming for people on Twitter who have legacy checkmarks—the blue badge that was once bestowed upon select users who were deemed notable. That’s all changed now that Elon Musk has taken over the company. The official @verified account on Twitter has announced that the company will … Continue reading With legacy verification ending, will Twitter’s blue checks become the new scarlet letter?
FTC fines Twitter $150 million for ‘deceptive’ ad targeting Karissa Bell @karissabe Twitter has paid a $150 million fine to the FTC over its”deceptive” use of user data for targeted advertising. The fine stems from the company’s admission in 2019 that it had for years used Twitter users’ phone numbers and email addresses provided … Continue reading The FTC is investigating Elon Musk’s handling of Twitter Blue and the ‘Twitter Files’
By Jesus Diaz December 13, 2022 After spending $44 billion on Twitter—a business move that makes Meta’s metaverse investment seem like such a cunning and brilliant plan that you may believe Mark Zuckerberg is Steve Jobs reincarnated—Elon Musk has been making one poor decision after another. But today we don’t need another 5,000-word article … Continue reading Elon Musk’s new Twitter Blue logo is perfectly awful
health Record Spending, Record Misery: Can Retail Rescue Blue Americans? by Sarah Mahoney @mahoney_sarah, December 27, 2022 Companies like Talkspace have made it easier to find help for depression and anxiety. While the final counting on this year’s holiday spending isn’t quite finished, it may set records or at least come close. Yet another set … Continue reading Record Spending, Record Misery: Can Retail Rescue Blue Americans?
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
By James I. Bowie November 08, 2022 Elon Musk’s newly unveiled plan to allow Twitter users to sport the social media platform’s coveted blue check for a mere $7.99 per month has focused unprecedented attention on the symbol. In some sense, the fate of the company—financially, culturally, and politically significant as it is—hangs on … Continue reading Behind the design of Twitter’s blue check—and how it became a polarizing symbol
direct-to-consumer brands Blue Apron Cuts Marketing Spend As Customers, Orders Decline by Steve Ellwanger , November 8, 2022 D2C meal-kit delivery provider Blue Apron Holdings’ bid for growth and profitability is facing stiff headwinds in the form of a declining customer count and uncertain financial liquidity. Although price increases helped the company raise its average … Continue reading Blue Apron Cuts Marketing Spend As Customers, Orders Decline
Elon Musk has begun his takeover of Twitter Twitter could change dramatically under Musk’s leadership. K. Bell @karissabe Dado Ruvic / reuters After months of legal drama, Elon Musk has begun his takeover of Twitter, according to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. His first move was to fire CEO Parag Agrawal, Chief … Continue reading Elon Musk considers making verification a Twitter Blue perk