Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the unveiling of the new Tesla Model Y in Hawthorne, Calif., on March 14, 2019.
The five months since Elon Musk took over Twitter have been filled with a glut of foolish decision-making.
Creating a “For You” tab that no one used or liked or asked for and turning it into a blue-check paradise is silly. And unbanning a whole lot of previously suspended users — including ex-president Donald Trump, who continues to spurn Twitter for his own knockoff — has […] Elon Musk may have come up with his stupidest Twitter idea yet: Limiting polls – SFGATE
Mr Musk has announced only verified accounts can vote in Twitter polls from April 15.
Tech billionaire Elon Musk recently announced that only verified Twitter accounts will appear on the platform’s ‘For You’ recommendations page and be able to vote in polls starting April 15. In a tweet, he called it the “only realistic” way to address the issue of artificial intelligence (AI) bots swarming the platform. “It is otherwise a hopeless losing battle,” Mr Musk stated.
This announcement was […] Elon Musk's "Prediction" After Announcing Twitter Update For Verified Accounts – NDTV.com
William Shatner, Monica Lewinsky and other prolific Twitter commentators — some household names, others little-known journalists — could soon be losing the blue check marks that helped verify their identity on the social media platform.
They could get the marks back by paying up to $11 a month. But some longtime users, including 92-year-old Star Trek legend Shatner, have balked at buying the premium service championed by Twitter’s billionaire owner and chief executive Elon Musk.
After […] Monica Lewinsky, Celebs On Twitter Torch Elon Musk Over Blue Check Pay Plan – HuffPost
Less than a day after Elon Musk implied that Twitter users might soon only see tweets from paid subscribers in their default feed, the billionaire was forced to clarify that posts from accounts users follow will still be visible, too.
Only paying Blue subscribers will have their tweets featured in main feed
Elon Musk is to place more of Twitter behind a paywall in a move that will prevent non-paying users from appearing in the social network’s main feed.
The billionaire said that from April 15 only accounts who have paid £8 per month, or £11 per month on iPhones, for a blue tick under its Blue subscriber service will be recommended in its “for you” feature.
Users will also be required to pay the monthly fee […] Elon Musk plots blue tick shake-up to put more of Twitter behind a paywall – The Telegraph
Dave Davies, the founding member and lead guitarist of the legendary British rock band the Kinks, has a problem with Twitter. Specifically, he’s quite unhappy about how the platform, since Elon Musk’s takeover last year, has been labeling tweets that mention his band, marking these posts as potentially containing “sensitive content.”
This issue has been going on for months now, bedeviling Davies’ efforts to promote himself online. Like other rock icons of his generation, Dave Davies […] The Kinks' Dave Davies says Elon Musk's Twitter is suppressing the bands' content.
The ”Star Trek“ legend tagged the CEO in a Saturday tweet, questioning, ”You’re telling me that I have to pay for something you gave me for free?“
In his latest bold move to defend his floundering social media platform, Twitter CEO Elon Musk this weekend took to telling celebrities that he doesn’t think they’re so special – this time directly to their face. In a Sunday night tweet defending his decision to remove unpaid blue checkmarks from accounts for celebrities and […] Elon Musk Pushes Back on William Shatner's Twitter Blue Complaint – The Wrap
Twitter will be removing legacy blue checkmarks on April 1.
Elon Musk riffed on Twitter over the weekend with another unlikely foe — William Shatner.
Shatner was less than pleased to learn that Musk would begin ordering the removal of legacy blue checkmarks for verified users and public figures on April 1, leaving those who wish to keep their blue checkmarks intact with a monthly fee of $7.99.
Related: Elon Musk Had a Few (Surprisingly Gracious) Words for William […] Elon Musk Feuds With William Shatner Over Twitter Verification – Entrepreneur
Elon Musk is preparing to do away with legacy verifications on Twitter and has announced a new feature for those users that opt to pay for Twitter Blue.
Aside from a blue checkmark that verifies users of the social media platform are paying for the service, Musk tweeted out that “Starting April 15th, only verified accounts will be eligible to be in For You recommendations.”
It’s been less than six months since Elon Musk bought Twitter (it feels a lot longer, doesn’t it?), and the company’s value has already dropped by more than half.
The social-media giant is currently worth about $20 billion, down from the $44 billion Musk paid for it in October. That’s according to an email he sent to employees on Friday, which was reviewed by The New York Times.