Twitter’s “Verified” Status: Now Available to Everyone (For a Price)
In the world of social media, there are few things more coveted than Twitter’s blue tick. It signifies that you’re someone important – an influencer, a celebrity, or maybe just really good at tweeting about your cat.
But until recently, getting verified on Twitter was no easy feat. The process involved submitting documentation proving your identity and influence in your field – not exactly something every Joe Schmoe could do from his mom’s basement.
Disclaimer: This article is meant to be satirical and humorous; please don’t take it too seriously!
Enter Elon Musk
Then along came Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and Twitter addict. As soon as he became CEO of the platform in 2022 (after buying it with his pocket change), he decided to make verified status available to everyone – for a price.
Now, anyone can get verified on Twitter – as long as they’re willing to pay a subscription fee of $8 (£6.30) per month. That’s right, folks: the blue tick is no longer reserved for the elite few who have actually accomplished something noteworthy in their lives.
Note: We do not condone paying money just to get a silly little badge next to your name on social media!
What Does Verification Even Mean?
But wait, you might be thinking – what’s the point of getting verified if anyone can do it? Doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose?
Answer: Yes. It absolutely does.
So Why Bother?
Well, for one thing, having a blue tick next to your name makes you look important. And let’s face it – in today’s society where everyone is constantly seeking validation from strangers on social media, looking important is pretty much all that matters.
The Benefits (or Lack Thereof) of Verification
But does being verified actually do anything for you? Well, not really. It doesn’t give you any special privileges or access to exclusive content – it just means that Twitter has confirmed your identity and thinks you’re important enough to warrant a blue tick.
So, is it worth shelling out $8 a month just to get that coveted blue tick? That’s up for you to decide. But if you ask us, the whole thing seems pretty pointless – kind of like paying money for an “I’m with stupid” t-shirt or buying followers on Instagram.
The Bottom Line?
In the end, it’s up to you whether or not you want to pay for Twitter verification. But if we were in your shoes, we’d save our money and spend it on something more worthwhile – like a nice dinner with friends or a new pair of shoes.