Twitter X is Going to charge Monthly Subscriptions for All. 🐦💸 #Twitter #TwitterBlue
This widely utilized social media behemoth is on the verge of embracing a subscription-based model.
@kuketzblog Das könnte wohl auf Dauer wirklich der Todesstoß für das Netzwerk werden, wenn der Großteil der Leute, die dort nur ihre Freizeit verbringen, nicht bereit ist, auch noch dafür zu bezahlen. Sieht man ja auch gut daran, wie wenige dieser Gruppe bereit waren, für ein #TwitterBlue Abo zu zahlen...
Соцмережа Х може стати платною для всіх
Another solid piece from Matt Binder regarding Elon Musk's Twitter
Elon Musk's X follower count bloated by millions of new, inactive accounts
Elon Musk is by far the most followed user on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, which he acquired in October of last year. With more than 153 million followers at the time of publication, Musk's account @elonmusk is basically a microcosm of the platform as a whole.
So, who are Musk's followers in relation to the platform? How active are they? How often do they post? Are they consuming a lot of creator content on X? Do they subscribe to Musk's subscription plan, X Premium, formerly known as Twitter Blue? Are Musk's followers real?
Mashable has reviewed new data collected by third-party researcher Travis Brown, who compiled basic account information on all of Musk's more than 153 million followers via a meticulous process that respected X's rate limit parameters.
Get this. For the shitty version of Xpro / Tweetdeck.
To even have multiple accounts on it, EVERY account has to be subscribed to Twitter Blue.
That is scummy as hell. Plus, not everyone who has 10+ accounts can afford to shill out 100 dollars per month for something that SHOULD OF REMAINED FREE.
Usuários pagos do Twitter ganham nova guia para destacar postagens
Elon Musk revealed in August that subscribers of X Premium (Blue) would have the opportunity to share in the platform’s ad revenue.
Apparently, the new subscription server everyone likes to make fun of, Twitter Blue will now be renamed as “X Premium.”
Is X copying Youtube now? Still, X is still a terrible name, does X Premium mean something more... well naughty?
Archive Link - https://archive.ph/PQ8tz
Elon Musk anuncia atraso para pagar criadores assinantes do Twitter Blue
Friday night is a good time to announce you’re not paying your bills.
"That’s not exactly what you’d want to hear from a program touting itself as “part of our effort to help people earn a living directly on X,” and the key to Elon Musk’s X dream for an app that handles #banking, stock trading, and other vital financial features."
#TwitterBlue becomes #XBlue, and with it comes the ability to hide the blue checkmark.
What's the point of buying something if you don't want to show it off?
Unless you're actually ashamed of your life choices...
Twitter Blue subscribers can now hide their blue checks https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/2/23816924/twitter-x-blue-subscribers-hide-blue-check-option
Subscribers of #Twitter Blue, which btw. is still officially named "Twitter Blue" on "X", can now hide their #TwitterBlue checkmarks in case they are ashamed of showing that they pay and finance Elmos meltdown.
But you can still identify them if:
- they're using the "edit" feature which marks their "X's" as edited
- their "X's" have more than 280 char
- their "X's" contain bold, italic text
- their videos are in 1080p
- they have a hexagon (NFT) profile picture
#TwitterBlue subscribers can now hide their blue checks • The Verge
#Twitter Blue, which Elon Musk is currently rebranding to X Blue, now includes the option to hide the notorious blue checkmark.
@charlesarthur "You pay so that you can look like all the other people who don’t pay? More and more mad".
Selbst Elmo ist inzwischen klar wie peinlich der blaue Haken geworden ist.
#Twitter #X #TwitterBlue
#TwitterBlue subscribers can now hide their controversial blue checkmark. https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/2/23816924/twitter-x-blue-subscribers-hide-blue-check-option
Twitter Blue ganha opção para esconder selo de verificado pago
Twitter дозволив приховати «синю галочку» платним користувачам – щоб не провокувати меми й насмішки https://itc.ua/ua/novini/twitter-dozvolyv-pryhovaty-synyu-galochku-platnym-korystuvacham-shhob-ne-provokuvaty-memy-j-nasmishky/ #TwitterBlue #Верифікація #Соцмережі #ІлонМаск #Twitter #Новини #Сайти #Софт
C'est une admission fort amusante que, et ça ne surprendra personne, le modèle actuel de Twitter Blue est désastre complet
Twitter Blue subscribers can now hide their blue checks | #TheVerge
#TwitterBlue, which #ElonMusk is currently rebranding to €X Blue, now includes the option to hide the notorious #BlueCheckmark. Twitter Blue subscribers recently started noticing the “hide your blue checkmark” option on the web and in mobile apps, offering the ability to hide that they’re paying for #Twitter and avoid memes about how “this mf paid for twitter.”
The letter cited #research published by #CCDH in June examining #HateSpeech on #Twitter, which #Musk renamed #X. The research consisted of 8 papers, incl’g 1 that found Twitter had taken no action against 99% of the 100 #TwitterBlue accounts the ctr reported for “tweeting hate.” The letter called the research “false, misleading or both”& said the org had used improper methodology.
The ltr added that the ctr was funded by Twitter’s competitors or foreign govs “in support of an ulterior agenda.”
Meta verification or Twitter Blue? Surprisingly, Meta's more expensive & invasive approach might make you reconsider. Threads requires ID submissions, even for changing profile pics, tightly linking you to your account. While Twitter only needs your phone number, providing greater privacy and less censorship. Sometimes, cheaper and simpler is better. #TwitterBlue #MetaVerification #PrivacyConcerns #SocialMediaComparison
"Herbert und Erna haben zwar fuer "X Blue" gezahlt, aber nie Pornos erhalten!"
Ehrlich, ich bekomme mich vor Lachen echt nicht mehr ein..... stellt euch mal vor auf euren Kontoauszuegen steht statt #TwitterBlue nun "X Blue".
Das ist alles nur noch so herrlich 😂
Since #ElonMusk owns X.com (which links to nothing right now—although #Google says its dangerous to visit for some reason in #Chrome), I suspect he will change #Twitter’s domain to X, then sell off the Twitter domain later on.
Elon could also make keeping your user handle a feature only available for #TwitterBlue subscribers.
👉🏾 Adieu to ‘all the birds,’ Elon Musk says as he announces Twitter logo change https://www.cnbc.com/2023/07/23/adieu-to-all-the-birds-elon-musk-says-as-he-announces-twitter-logo-change.html
Elon Musk Woos Users to Twitter Blue - Tesla boss Elon Musk, who used to be Twitter’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) before passi... - https://coingape.com/elon-musk-woos-users-to-twitter-blue/ #24/7cryptocurrencynews #elonmusknews #twitterblue #twitter
I though "oh, maybe competition is working?"
But yesterday, #Twitter announced that DMs will be rate limited unless you pay for #TwitterBlue: https://twitter.com/TwitterSupport/status/1682501248334061572
Twitter’s competitors will be fine #DeadTwitter
It is incredible. Over on #Twitter they legit slapped even #worse of a #limit on #DM's that you can #send a day. It was at #600 per day which was fine, because that was before #ElonMusk took over the platform. Now? Under him to push to get people to get #TwitterBlue he reduced it to 130 for some, and even lower for some too. God it's amazing to see the idiot destroy Twitter in real time.
La spunta blu è considerata una forma di "pubblicità sponsorizzata"
(decisione della commissione francese per il finanziamento delle campagne) https://twitter.com/ciaudiagiulia/status/1682286833659412480?s=21&t=uf_i6wo5p0RGicGLa8UFEw
cc @quinta @inno @carlopiana
2) The #limitations for #Tweeetdeck and how #RateLimits are fucking that over hard. Plus the fact they #removed it from #Legacy instantly after #announcing that Tweetdeck was going to blue exclusively. That is terrible #business and pushes people away. Like me.
And although anyone on #Twitter could have told you that #Twitter has been taken over by bots and propagandists since #ElonMusk took over, the story this week about #TwitterBlue subscribers never having tweets removed even if they were overt #nazi propaganda is also backed up by stories of who the handful of TwitterBlue subscribers are. The #Taliban, #nazis, & #Russian misinformation apparently by and large. #Elon really knows how to choose his friends... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-66113460
Eikö siis edes tämä saa jengiä jättämään #Twitter iä?
Vielä tämänkinkö jengi jollain käsittämättömällä tempulla onnistuu itselleen perustella ja selittämään aivan ok:ksi?
Teillä on verta käsissä.
“While promising #TwitterBlue users a slightly less annoying experience and the potential to reach a larger audience than plebeian users might, #ElonMusk has degraded the service for everyone.” Nail hit squarely on the head… #RIPTwitter https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jul/05/twitter-elon-musk-verge-of-collapse
@freemo @icedquinn @Jain @Stellar @stux Interesting. Yeah right leaning people hate folks too, IMHO the problem becomes when your hatred for someone consumes you so much that you can’t rationally talk about something pertaining to that person. Like I could explain how, for example, #TwitterBlue is a good idea for the platform, but stux probably wouldn’t accept any such argument, most likely because #ElonMusk came up with the idea, and #ElonMusk is bad. That sort of blind hatred is just cringe to me. At the very least, it limits one from having genuine, constructive conversations about certain subjects.
Elon Musk tweets:
To address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation, we’ve applied the following temporary limits:
- Verified accounts are limited to reading 6000 posts/day
- Unverified accounts to 600 posts/day
- New unverified accounts to 300/day
Again, for about 2 weeks now, the number of these generic Tweets has been increasing dramatically. In some instances you get 4-5 of these threads directly below each other. If you open a thread, all the containing tweets contained are loaded and count against your limit.
If you happen to launch a quota of 600 tweets/day for non-paying users, because you need them to buy #Twitterblue, filling their timelines with this generic bot content seems like the perfect tool to drain their "free" #quota.
Official reason: "measure against data scraping" (I‘ll explain why this is bs below)
🧵Here is why Musks explanation is bs:
I’m assuming this shitty feature is why Twitter doesn’t show that a tweet is part of thread anymore on the main feed
"You want to tell your audience a story that doesn’t fit in one tweet? Subscribe to Blue, or we won’t help it to get traction on the platform."
The enshittification of the #BirdSite is doing well
One thing we've to also account for is that #TwitterBlue and #TwitterGold are the only ways to get #API restrictions lifted, and I'm quite convinced major news outlets like @heiseonline or @ntv got those #GoldBadges for free as they would've likely threatened to quit #Twitter if they can't continue to use their toolchain to post stuff...
Twitter has a new forked signup flow to get a "Verified subscription".
So naturally, just like most servives started to copy the #TwitterBlue subscription model, for stupid paid verifications, which failed in similar fashions, i.e., the recent #Gmail fiasco #Reddit has now decided to increase their #API costs and also basically block third-party apps for their services. Just like Twitter.
If only we had a service. Which was free. With API access. Various verification methods. Always-on and free API practices. Multiple apps for many different users and their needs.
Join the blackout on 12th to 14th June on Reddit by rather hanging around here.
Hilariously scatological analogy from @daringfireball: “The new #algorithm that puts paying #TwitterBlue users’ replies at the top of every thread has ruined political #Twitter. It’s like letting people suffering from incontinence try on all the pants in a store before anyone else.” https://daringfireball.net/linked/2023/05/23/warzel-twitter-rightwing
The first fake image of the purported explosion near the Pentagon appears to have been posted by a #QAnon account on #Facebook, which saw little engagement, according to Bloomberg technology reporter Davey Alba. Then it was picked up by #TwitterBlue verified accounts and RT, and exploded online, briefly driving down stock prices. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-05-22/fake-ai-photo-of-pentagon-blast-goes-viral-trips-stocks-briefly
How to Build (And Destroy) a #SocialNetwork
"#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."
Over half of #Twitter Blue's earliest subscribers are no longer subscribed. https://mashable.com/article/half-of-twitter-blue-earliest-subscribers-no-longer-subscribed
11) The #TwitterBlue value proposition appears to be lacking. Churn rates on the service are extraordinarily high. Without a bona fide set of support services to truly validate users, #BlueCheckMarks have become meaningless. Chalk this one up as an #EpicFail
Things aren't looking too good for Twitter Blue
More than half of Twitter Blue's earliest subscribers are no longer subscribed
"…the #TwitterBlue service only gained 28 new subscribers from people who previously had a legacy checkmark." There were 407,000 people who were 'legacy' verified. So… Ouch! 😬 https://jasonpollak.substack.com/p/the-twitter-blue-experiment-went
"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
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#misinformation #disinformation #twitterbluetick
I just followed a link to a tweet on the #BirdSite
And just WOW. It is so broke and unusable.
The tweet triggered all the #TwitterBlue guys.
There were pages of pages of them until you reached the first reply adding any content.
You want to try it for yourself? Don't say I didn't warn you 😐
Drüben herrscht große Aufregung: Wir haben #TwitterBlue und #ElonMusk hart kritisiert. Als "Strafe" hat Elon #Musk uns und anderen den Blauen #Haken jetzt geschenkt. Wie wir darauf reagieren und warum vor allem rechte Accounts jetzt so sauer sind: https://www.volksverpetzer.de/aktuelles/rechte-schaeumen-volksverpetzer-bekam-twitter-blue-geschenkt/?utm_source=mstdn
#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."
Then quickly Elon Musk McBean put together a very peculiar machine. He said "You want checks like a Check Belly Sneetch? My friends you can have them for $8 each! Just pay me your money & hop right aboard!" So they clambered inside. Then the big machine roared & it klonked & it bonked & it jerked & it berked & it bopped them about. But the thing really worked! When the Plain-Belly Sneetches popped out, they had checks! They actually did. They had checks upon thars! HT @MissingThePt #TwitterBlue
The net increase of #Twitter Blue checkmark holders?
Infinite genius #ElonMusk purged all legacy checkmarks, forced people to pay $8/month to get one, forced companies to pay $1,000/month to get one, and lost a not insignificant number of users and notable figures over this shortsighted stunt.
Twenty eight. Lol
Für #volksverpetzer hat @pkreissel ausgearbeitet, dass die Auswirkungen des mittlerweile rein käuflich erwebbaren „blue verified badge“, dem ehemaligen Verifizierungszeichen von #Twitter, weitreichender & demokratiefeindlicher sind als ich angenommen habe.
Kaum jemand will Elons #TwitterBlue. Und das hat Gründe. Analysen zeigen: Die Sache hat einen antidemokratischen Blauen #Haken. Wie Russland, Saudi-Arabien & der Iran, sowie Holocaust-Leugner und Neonazis von #Musk mehr Reichweite bekommen. https://www.volksverpetzer.de/aktuelles/moerder-kriegsverbrecher-nazis-blauen-haken/?utm_source=mstdn
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