Tech billionaire and Twitter Inc’s biggest shareholder has shocked netizens once again. Elon Musk has suggested some changes to “shake things up” for Twitter’s Blue premium subscription service. From slashing its price, banning advertising and giving an option to pay in the cryptocurrency dogecoin, Musk shared how he could reshape Twitter.
Checkmarks and No Bothersome Ads
The Tesla CEO suggested that all users signing up for Twitter Blue should get an authentication checkmark – one that is different from “official account” blue tick and should have no advertisements. He also said that with ads, corporations have a larger say in policy if Twitter is dependent on advertising money. “Everyone who signs up for Twitter Blue (ie pays $3/month) should get an authentication checkmark,” the SpaceX boss tweeted.
In a recent tweet, the 50 year-old CEO proposed slashing the price for Blue users from $2.99 to ~$2/month, but paid 12 months up front.
Musk also asked users if Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco should be converted into a homeless shelter. He poked fun saying no one shows up anyway (to work there).
Crowd Cheers – The poll got more 300,000 votes in an hour, with 90% giving a thumbs up.
After gaining 9.2% stake in Twitter and winning a seat on its board of directors, also called out celebrities like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift citing how little they post on the social media network.
Too long? Here’s a one-liner: Elon Musk wants to change Twitter for good. No, really, he wants to make Twitter Blue more attractive with a verification mark (no, not the blue tick), no ads, and a price slash!