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Twitter Official Gray Checkmark! Elon Musk’s New Game

After a lot of impersonation and questionable behavior of newly purchased blue checks, now the “official” gray Checkmark are back.

What is the flow? Does Twitter offer government officials and big brands a free “official” gray Checkmark?

Elon Musk is learning the hard way that being a Twitter troll is a lot more fun than being a mod

Twitter, Elon Musk’s New Game Now re-enables the Gray “Official” Checkmark for Accounts that are Actually Verified

At the start of Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, a new verification Checkmark designed to better identify prominent Twitter accounts.

The new badge, which includes a gray checkmark and the word “Official,” was unveiled for the first time on Tuesday evening.

Twitter broke its verification system for money

The company first started issuing a gray verification mark labeled “Official” to major media outlets, government accounts, and some public figures, but then all the Checkmarks disappeared! But then they reappeared!

Now the mask is confused

“Please be aware that Twitter will be doing a lot of stupid things in the coming months,” Musk tweeted. “We keep what works and change what doesn’t.”

Then he said again: I honestly didn’t think chaos would take over Twitter so quickly, but I have to admit: it’s the law.

What do gray marks do?

Gray Checkmarks should replace blue marks indicating that the person’s identity has been verified.

Blues has now upgraded to Twitter’s monthly blue subscription service and no longer authenticates itself. Instead, a blue Checkmark only serves as a common money Checkmark.

Esther Crawford, the company’s director of product management, tweeted that the feature was created to differentiate “opt-in” verified accounts from the blue tokens that Twitter said it would soon offer to paying users for $8 a month.

I think about what’s happening on Twitter.

For example, Musk often changes his mind at Tesla, like when he decided to close all Tesla stores, then reversed his decision, or when he decided Tesla would accept Bitcoin but didn’t.

Overall, Musk’s blue Twitter plan to devalue endorsement checks was a strange decision.

But here’s something to keep in mind: Twitter is loaded with debt from acquisitions, and it has to pay about $1 billion a year on it.
In 2021, Twitter had $5 billion in revenue and no profit. “It’s not complicated,” says Mike Roberts, a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He owes a lot of money, and he has to raise the money from somewhere, somehow. What I wonder about is Twitter’s ability to pay off this debt.

So Musk has to figure out how to make money while people are yelling at him and faking it.

Now, one way to free up cash is to lay off a lot of people. However, the problem with doing this is that you’re missing out on some engineers who could be building cool things to make Twitter more interesting. Maybe that’s not a big deal, since all tech companies are losing people right now, so Musk can hire new talent on the cheap if needed.

Twitter Blue Badge

The Blue Twitter Badge, which was first introduced, allows users who provide an Apple ID and phone number to pay $7.99 per month for verification. Previously, the badge was only available to people whose identity the company had verified, often public figures and brands.

But immediately, users started abusing the newly purchased blue Badges. Accounts were created impersonating politicians including President Biden and celebrities as well as other prominent people. A number of people have also appeared who appear to be brands and have announced fake news.

Elon Musk has been at the helm of Twitter since late October. But now, he’s thrown the popular social network into a strange mess.

In the days after Musk took office, he hired senior executives, cut headcount by 50 percent, pushed engineers to work harder, and began fast-tracking a series of potential revenue-generating features, including charging Users to receive or hold a confirmation check

Musk’s new checkmark system — his first major product update — caused chaos within hours of its release, as newly-checkmarked users flooded the app with fake accounts and faces ranging from Nintendo character Mario to former president George W. Bush. They forged the United States. Adding to the chaos, on November 11th, less than a week after the new paid checkmark system was released, it appeared that the blue Twitter subscription service that allows you to purchase a checkmark no longer worked for many people. slow down

And while Musk didn’t immediately change any of Twitter’s policies against offensive content, there was a significant increase in hate speech on the app in the hours after Musk took office. Some posting users felt emboldened by Musk’s “absolutist free speech” attitude and actively tried to test the limits of what they could say on Twitter under the company’s new leadership. Others have tested the limits of Musk’s free speech stance by mocking him personally.

Many current and former employees, social media academics and human rights advocates worry that Musk could change Twitter for the worse, turning it into an even more violent repository of negative content. But others hope that Musk can breathe new life into a platform that has already lost its most prolific users and struggled to turn a profit for years. Musk said at a staff meeting on Nov. 10 that if Twitter doesn’t find a way to make more money, bankruptcy is not out of the question.

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