I don't think that's how it works. The $8 aside, I assume that Twitter has a means to confirm who you are, just like they do now. If they are not validating identities then what's the point?Now anyone can pretend to be someone famous or newsworthy. The whole point of the original blue check was so you knew you were actually tweeting to or receiving a tweet from John Cleese. Now I can set up an account and call it @realJohnCleese, get my blue check, and no one is the wiser. Moronic. Now nobody will know who is the real identity or not.