How to Build (And Destroy) a #SocialNetwork
Status means everything to platforms like #Twitter and Facebook. But contrary to what #ElonMusk thinks, it doesn’t come from a #BlueCheckmark.
"#TwitterBlue may be boneheaded as a revenue scheme, but it excels as a case study in how grappling for status can ruin a social network."
#TwitterTakeover #SocialMedia #BlueCheck #BlockTheBlue #BlueSky
Blue checkmarks are coming to Gmail!
This looks to be for verified companies only that have followed certain protocols. These aren't the blue checkmarks you're thinking about!
#Gmail #Google #Verification #BlueCheckMark #CheckMark #Tech #AllThingsTech
Dev Bounty: "TICK OFF"
A Chrome plugin to block all Twitter activity by users whose accounts bear a #BlueTick #BlueCheckMark
(individual ignore rules: to manually approve acct)
PASS IT ON
#bounty #developers #developer #chrome #tickoff
Like Mark Jones said, Lakers took Grizzlies offense away like a Blue checkmark.......
And they advance to the next round!!!!!!
#MEMvsLAL #NBAPlayoffs #Sports #LakeShow #BlueCheckmark #LOL
With all the stink over the #BlueCheckMark, it seems like a good time to share this T-shirt design again.
How #ElonMusk Turned the #BlueCheckmark Into a #ScarletLetter.
A weekend-long #masterclass in #business #failure
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQIA #SocialMedia #Hate #Bigotry #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #TwitterMigration
"When the Auschwitz Museum is having to issue a public statement saying that they didn’t pay for #TwitterBlue, it’s probably time for some deep self-reflection about what you’re doing.
Oh and now that advertisers have to subscribe to #Twitter Blue to advertise, any extension that blocks Twitter Blue users will also probably block most ads. The business genius has another excellent idea."
#ElonMusk #BlockTheBlue #BlueCheckmark
>Read to the end for a chill cat
Es bleibt dabei: Ich zahle nicht!
I was wrong about the #BlueCheckMark... I thought that they were essentially worthless now and that gold and grey checkmarks were the new 'actually verified.'
But according to this gold-verified 'DisneyJuniorUK' account on #Twitter that appears to not be the case... they're all worthless now.
CW for the archive link, racism:
Imagine being proud of a #BlueCheckMark 🐵🤣
How Elon Musk Turned the Blue Checkmark Into a Scarlet Letter: A weekend-long masterclass in business failure. :blobfacepalm:
Tried out @trunksapp for #Mastodon on #Android + #Browser, and I really like it. Cool new stuff, like showing only posts, boosts or replies; showing only not-read-posts and especially the green checkmark for verified accounts (#BlueCheckmark anyone). Will keep an eye on it.
@elk stays Nr.1, slightly in front of @phanpy for reading and interacting, @apps for posting links.
And you? What app/client should everyone know?
@mho Oh und grad erst gesehen, aber während des Streits um den #BlueCheckMark extra cool: Der grüne Haken bei verifizierten Accounts.
Celebs Don’t Want to Pay for a #BlueCheckMark on #Twitter. Musk Fanboys Are Mad About It. – #MotherJones
#Catturd & Co. are bringing their pitchforks.
"Elon’s loyal following of right-wingers and shitposters have embraced #TwitterBlue with open arms. But they’re not happy that others have not: Several of #Musk fans and far-right public figures have tweeted at and about celebrities to complain about their refusal to fork over money for Twitter Blue."
#Twitter Users With a Million Followers Are Getting 'Paid' Blue Checks, Like It or Not
“Wait I’m crying they’re giving them for punishment now,” Chrissy #Teigen tweeted.
"Disturbingly, accounts from people who are" dead — including Anthony #Bourdain, Chadwick #Boseman, and Kobe #Bryant — have also received the paid blue checks, obviously without being able to consent."
#TwitterTakeover #ElonMusk #SocialMedia #BlueCheckMark #TwitterBlue
Space rockets, Twitter—what's the next thing that's going to blow up on Elon Musk's watch? #BlueCheckMark #Twitter
Bundesfinanzminister Christian #Lindner ist einer von 400 Abonnentinnen und Abonnenten des Blauen Hakens auf #Twitter weltweit.
Yes, there WAS life before Twitter! Not even 20 years ago!
I hope that NYC government and The Vatican haven’t capitulated to this charlatan’s blackmail.
Just freaking leave!
“By Friday morning, the city's verification had been restored with a gray check mark. The same had occurred with Pope Francis, who had also lost his blue check mark Thursday.”
This is why we need #TwitterBlue #BlueCheckmark
Elon Musk’s Twitter Verification System Under Fire https://truthpuke.com/tech/2023/elon-musks-twitter-verification-system-under-fire
#Twitter #Musk #ElonMusk #BlueBird #BlueCheck #BlueCheckmark #platform #StephenKing #LeBron #DonaldTrump
probably all social media are monetizing users (especially creators) by targeting ads
yet when asked to pay for a service directly people freak out ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
#BlueCheckMark are controversial and i’d separate verification and service fee, which must remove ads for the payers
I encourage everyone to bail. Twitter is 100% dependent on the free content we put on it. Elon’s $8/month shakedown is a mean punch down onto e…
Different ways to get a blue checkmark, in order of shamefulness:
* Free, as a special act of grace from Elon
* Your company/publisher paid for you
* You surrendered to extortion
* You are just a total loser
@Ponygirl @rbreich The problem with the #Mastodon tusk being the #BlueCheckMark symbol is it it leaves out the rest of the fediverse. That said, the #Fediverse symbol just leaves me cold. We need to find a decent Fediverse symbol and we won’t need a #BlueTuskMark I know there is a verification process of some sort here, but people are quite visual, and it really would help as a trust factor for new #Twitter migrants, especially.
the only honorable mark to have on twitter rn
this will surely end well #bluecheckmark #twitterblue #twitter 🧊🛳️
3/ i'm both "proud" of some legit people this morning and sad they don't act accordingly by creating at least a double account...
but you can go and check #BlueCheckMark this morning on twitter, it's totally pack of really good people who used to have the famous check and now are just spitting in the face of Musk!!
My Twitter #BlueCheckMark is finally removed. Thank goodness.
Now blue ticks can fully mean “This MF paid for Twitter”.
"Trash me all day, but it’ll cost $8"
— Elon Musk
"No it won't"
— Everyone on Twitter
Yesterday was Elon's deadline where he removed the blue checkmark. Popular accounts just shrugged. 🤷🏻
For celebrities, who actually pays for Twitter Blue?
#Twitter falsely marking celebrities has having subscribed to #TwitterBlue to keep their #BlueCheckmark #verification
No low to low for #ElonMusk
It's a "Feel Fact"
Well, now that Elon is paying for some people's checkmarks, I'm just going to tell everybody he paid for mine.
It's an alternate fact. 🤣
#bluecheckmark I think the worst thing to come out of this is, more social media sites have decided to follow idiot musk so now they use our information to make money, they sell add spaces and now we have to pay to be on the sites..... Honestly greedy fucks the lot of them.
Looking at the #birdsite and what a day. Imagine paying $8 so you can relive your glory days of being a bully in highschool.
I remember taking a tour of the @Twitter office many years ago being thanked for using the platform and given my blue check status. Today the #BlueCheckMark was removed unless I pay. I’d rather spend that money on @JackBox tacos 🌮☑️
Awww no #BlueCheckMark ?Does this mean that everyone is cool now..? (Psst they already were…)
@sharan It is quite the troll ... I mean, leaving King's #BlueCheckMark = You're Making Money for Me.
I'm starting to identify with the #FrenchRevolution. The Oligarchy has got to go
Monsieur Bieber (#JustinBieber aka #Bubbles ) is also now sans #BlueCheckMark as of this point. There are a few Bieber accounts in the Fediverse, but I don't think any are for or from him, officially.
Oh dear - mass confusion / uproar on #Twitter right now - the legacy #BlueCheckmark is gone. Now all the celebs are the same as the plebs. Except for the narcissists.
#Twitter Verified accounts are going crazy right now. Disappeared blue checks I noticed. #HenryWinkler #BenStiller #LaurenceTribe.. and #StephenKing reports that his account says he is a subscriber to Twitter Blue when he is not.
WHY AREN"T THEY HERE ON #Mastodon??!!
"You lived a good life, but you definitely outlived your usefulness. See you on the self-important."
#RIP to my #BlueCheckMark
Not proven yet. Getting reports some have checkmarks despite claims they haven't paid. Top level talent likely didn't, or may even have to go through a separate process that Elon doesn't know how to work
Taylor Swift is paying for a #BlueCheckMark
.@taylorswift13 is paying for a #BlueCheckMark
Why is Madonna paying for a #BlueCheckMark ?
John Mastodon is still verified, and he's not paying a cent #BlueCheckMark
Avui un munt de gent es queixa que està perdent el #BlueCheckMark ... Jo el tinc a #Mastodon sense pagar i gràcies a un protocol estàndard #TwitterMigration
What is the point of a "#BlueCheckmark" on Twitter anymore? It used to verify that the person behind the account *actually IS* the person they're claiming to be.
NOW, all it signifies is that you're stupid enough to give a Billionaire $8/month just to put a meaningless blue check next to your name. WTF? 🤦♂️
And why is anyone still on #TheOtherSite anyway? 🤨
Twitter successfully transitions to #FoolsMark by removing verification #BlueCheckMark from legitimate accounts
The legacy #BlueCheckmark on #Twitter is history. Looks strange now and I can't imagine, how this will play out. Makes it really easy to see, who sends money to #ElonMusk, though.
One thing, the last months have teached us, is that this will bring yet another batch of people here to #Mastodon and in the #Fediverse. No idea how big the surge will be this time, but I can't wait to find even more interesting accounts.
Today's the start of the #Twitter #verified #bluecheckmark #Shakedown!
#ElonMusk is trying to get people to pay for their free verified checkmarks. He's letting anyone who pays $8 to parody a person or a brand that didn't pay Twitter for their old free Blue Checkmark. It's extortion. A shakedown.
A parody account that is verified (for 8 bucks a month) liked my tweet. Note you do NOT see the name of the parody account, only the icon for The @NewYorkTimes and the Blue checkmark.
Look at this foolishness. I used to crave a legitimately-earned blue check mark on Twitter. Now, I wouldn’t even want one. (if I were still active on Twitter.) I discussed this at length on this episode of the podcast: http://www.therobburgessshow.com/2022/12/ep-220-rob-burgess-xiii.html?m=1
#twitter #twittermigration #verified #BlueCheckMark #podcast
@Lowie I brought a #BlueCheckRat from #Twitter but he’s too cute to ditch. #BlueCheckMark #Rat
Would you ever pay to be "verified" on any social or professional network?
#Twitter is now desperately flogging #TwitterBlue subscriptions (including a #verified #BlueCheckmark) via direct desktop, mobile, and web notifications. At least I didn't get anything through #TweetDeck.
It's not easy to track every #journalist banned by #ElonMusk, or visible on #Mastodon. So here's a list of some lists:
#Journalists suspended by Elon
Way more journalists:
And finally, the Mastodon equivalent of a #BlueCheckmark
Journalist verification for Mastodon:
#Notable account verification:
saw someone with a #bluecheckmark on mastodon. does mastodon have an official verification system or are they just emojis? ✔️🔵
Twitters Chaostage: Musk nimmt Apple wegen gestoppter Anzeigen ins Visier (Update 2) https://www.computerbase.de/2022-11/twitters-chaostage-konten-werden-kuenftig-wieder-haendisch-authentifiziert/#update-2022-11-29T12:48 #Musk #bluecheckmark
Twitters Chaostage: Musk will Twitter zur „Everything App“ umbauen (Update 1) https://www.computerbase.de/2022-11/twitters-chaostage-konten-werden-kuenftig-wieder-haendisch-authentifiziert/#update-2022-11-28T12:38 #Musk #bluecheckmark
Twitters Chaostage: Konten werden künftig wieder händisch authentifiziert https://www.computerbase.de/2022-11/twitters-chaostage-konten-werden-kuenftig-wieder-haendisch-authentifiziert/ #Musk #bluecheckmark
Hah. #Tumblr’s satirical blue checkmark can be purchased multiple times. #Twitter #BlueCheckMark
Not normally a picture/meme guy, but this is gold.
Ahh haha, #Tumblr introduced a #BlueCheckMark and it’s just as Tumblr as you’d expect.
Get not one, but two checkmarks for the same price! It’s a BOGO blowout!
If only I had known I could charge for checkmarks before I spent all that time learning to draw.
I started with a sketch, then I took my finest sable brush and executed the finished piece in Hansa Yellow and French Ultramarine (I didn't have any IKB handy). Then I added irridescent Electric Blue and Aztec Gold, which sparkles, but you can't see in a static image.
5"x5", watercolor, $1000 because it is impossible to overcharge for checkmarks.