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“Twitter should pay me to be verified” • ENTER.CO

Elon Musk’s announcement to make account verification a privilege for Twitter Blue (the paid version of the service) while increasing its price to $8 has caused a wave of negative reactions among users of the social network and one One of them has been quite clear about his response to this new policy: Stephen King.

The most famous horror author in modern literature (The Shining, It, Cujo, The Fog) expressed his discontent through from your Twitter profile: “Fuck, they should pay me. If it ends up being applied I will leave, like Enron ”.

The last comment refers to one of the most famous cases of business fraud. Enron was an energy company that went bankrupt after different frauds and bribes were revealed with the aim of making up its portfolio. King’s comment seems to make fun of the way Musk now intends to monetize the function, with the aim of smoothing out the huge fiscal gap left by the Twitter purchase, added to the same financial problems within the company.

King’s comment was made when the original report claimed that Musk’s planned payment was $20 or $16. Although the final sum ended up being half, it is unlikely that in the end many of the alleged ‘celebrities’ targeted by the change will end up choosing to have this feature. In addition to the verification medal, other advantages that come with the new Twitter Blue are the possibility of having ‘less ads’, priority when appearing in search results as well as mentions, as well as the ability to publish videos more lengths and the existing option to edit posts.

Musk makes me think of Tom Sawyer, who is given the job of whitewashing a fence as punishment. Tom convinces his friends to do his homework for him and makes them pay for the privilege. That’s what Musk wants to do with Twitter. No no no”.

The problem, which many have already mentioned, is that the verification system is not exclusive to celebrities. Its main use is in combating false accounts, as well as allowing an account to have legitimacy when making claims for impersonation (something easy on Twitter, which usually requires only changing the profile picture and the user). Musk has now also added that Twitter will allow people within Twitter Blue to monetize their content… which is somewhat contradictory because it means that users will have to pay Twitter to earn money with Twitter… in a logic that does not seem appeal a lot considering that platforms like YouTube, Twitch or TikTok take part of the income and do not create a paywall.

The first thing is that you must deactivate your account. What is the difference? Well, the change is that a deactivated account can’t share information, it doesn’t show up in search results, and your profile won’t be available. This does not mean that it is eliminated, but rather hidden from the social network.

If your account is deactivated you can activate it again within 30 days prior to deactivation. But beware! Only within these 30 days can you change your decision. After this, the account will be deleted along with all associated information. In the same way, if you log in before the 30 days and then decide to activate it again, you will have to wait again.

Make your username and email available before you leave

You may want to return to Twitter in the future. One recommendation is that before you deactivate your account, you make the username and associated email available. Doing the latter is quite easy: just change your username and email in the Profile field in the settings section.

How to deactivate your Twitter account on an iPhone

1: Select your profile picture, select Configuration and Support and then in Settings and Privacy.

2: Select Your account

3: Select Deactivate account.

4: Select Deactivate.

5: Confirm your password and press Deactivate.

How to deactivate your Twitter account on an Android

1: Select your profile picture, select Configuration and Support and then in Settings and Privacy.

2: Select Your account

3: Select Deactivate account.

4: Select Deactivate.

5: Confirm your password and press Deactivate.

How to deactivate your Twitter account on a desktop PC

1: Select More Options in the left corner of the screen.

2: Select Configuration and Support and then in Settings and Privacy.

3: Select Your account and then Deactivate account.

4: Select Deactivate.

5: Confirm your password and press Deactivate.

Images: WikiCommons

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