Twitter CEO Elon Musk says verified checkmarks are making a comeback, again

Jimmy2x

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Bottom line: Elon Musk announced the latest iteration of Twitter's verification system earlier this morning. The new system is tentatively scheduled to roll out next Friday and will provide gold, gray, and blue verification checks depending on the type of account and user being verified. Musk also said that all accounts would be manually verified before the check is activated.

The Twitter verification check is a complicated dance that gets harder and harder to follow. It was there, and then it was gone. Then it was back for a price, but only for a day. Then a grey checkmark appeared, but before you realized it, it was gone too. Then it reappeared again. Are you lost yet? Me too. But don't worry, clarification might be on the way. Or not.

In an early morning tweet, Elon Musk announced the social media platform's revamped verification process could be rolled out as early as next Friday. This time, though, it would include more colors to denote what kind of user was actually verified.

The use of colored verification checks isn't a new concept. Musk alluded to their use in a previous tweet where he noted Twitter Blue would be shelved until he had more confidence in the platform's ability to stop impersonation accounts. Fake accounts made headlines in early November after several verified accounts were used to mock Musk's attempts to redeploy the verification system and clean up the platform.

This morning's tweet is the first detail provided regarding the revamped, color-coded verification system. Musk followed with another tweet less than an hour later, further explaining the blue check's role and the potential ability to include verified organizational affiliations. According to the follow-on tweet, Musk will provide a longer explanation of the new system next week.

Musk's takeover, changes, and plans to charge for verification have been met with less than open arms from the start.

The platform has seen a steady stream of users exit for other platforms that offer more features and innovation, such as Discord or Mastodon. Others have abandoned the platform solely because they don't agree with Musk, his practices, or his direction for the social media staple. There's no way to predict how Musk's changes will be received by Twitter's user base. The only thing we know for now is that the blue bird is likely in for a bumpy flight no matter what happens next.

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brucek

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Which of these 3 categories is the typical celebrity account? Especially the ones which aren't really so much personal (even though they try to make them look like they are) but are in fact managed by social marketing firms for the movie, tv show, team, etc. that the celebrity is in.
 

Uncle Al

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His major problem is he changes minute to minute so anything he says won't matter because he'll change it again and again ...... sounds a bit like a few politicians we know of, eh? (both parties)
 

Rq3EWAq

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You quit Twitter two years ago yet Musk purchased Twitter less than two months ago.
Yes. Alternatives were getting better and better I felt I don't need this platform anymore, couldn't resist to end my adventure with dying platform. Now, being twitter free for a long time I can laugh at current mess twitter is in thanks to its new boss 😄
 

Mister_K

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Yes. Alternatives were getting better and better I felt I don't need this platform anymore, couldn't resist to end my adventure with dying platform. Now, being twitter free for a long time I can laugh at current mess twitter is in thanks to its new boss 😄

What alternatives?
 

seeprime

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Is that still true? Tesla is down 50% over last year and Twitter should be too although as a private company you'll have to do your own valuation. Although, no doubt, still very rich.
Musk lost $100 billion and is still the richest person alive. It is amazing to think about.
 

Rq3EWAq

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Insta, Facebook, TikTok? That's why I asked.
No, I don't use any of those. Good social apps are Telegram, Discord and Matrix (for general communications and content access), Gab & Parler (just like twitter but without such woke-left mid****ery), Mastodon, HiveSocial, Reddit, etc. There are many more I didn't try because I don't need any more new networks, what I have is satisfactory.
 
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Mister_K

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No, I don't use any of those. Good social apps are Telegram, Discord and Matrix (for general communications and content access), Gab & Parler (just like twitter but without such woke-left mid****ery), Mastodon, HiveSocial, Reddit, etc. There are many more I didn't try because I don't need any more new networks, what I have is satisfactory.

Neither which do what Twitter does and no one uses them (outside of power users / gamers). Normies especially.

I am interested in the progress of Hive though, but again getting the adoption will be difficult.
 
People keep saying Twitter is going down because everybody is leaving, but I'm yet to see a single person I follow actively leave...
If anything, people are actually JOINING as it's becoming the first place to leave room for anything else than woke propaganda.
 

Rq3EWAq

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Neither which do what Twitter does and no one uses them (outside of power users / gamers). Normies especially.

I am interested in the progress of Hive though, but again getting the adoption will be difficult.
And what twitter does? Nothing unique. Do I need Twitter for something? No. It's in position of power only by network effect. While Twitter fluctuates on the top, alternatives are constantly growing in users.
 

PEnnn

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People keep saying Twitter is going down because everybody is leaving, but I'm yet to see a single person I follow actively leave...
If anything, people are actually JOINING as it's becoming the first place to leave room for anything else than woke propaganda.

So, unless one of your followers leaves then you're not convinced?? Great logic!!

Same as the brain-dead trolls who say: "Unless the ocean evaporates, there is no global warming......"