Elon Musk Twitter live updates: $8 ‘blue check’ with a catch

Elon Musk Twitter live updates: $8 ‘blue check’ with a catch

Elon Musk Twitter live updates: $8 ‘blue check’ with a catch

Summary : Elon Musk Twitter live updates: $8 ‘blue check’ with a catch.

The news just never, ever stops under Elon Musk’s dominion of San Francisco tech titan Twitter. He’s also posting about how the company he bought on a $44 billion impulse is hemorrhaging $4 million a day to justify the staff cut, even as he publicly antagonizes advertisers.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey apologized in a tweet Saturday morning, admitting he had grown the company “too quickly.”

The news just never, ever stops under Elon Musk ‘s dominion of San Francisco tech titan Twitter .

Just days after gutting the staff by half, Musk is already haphazardly launching new features days before a crucial election. He’s also posting about how the company he bought on a $44 billion impulse is hemorrhaging $4 million a day to justify the staff cut, even as he publicly antagonizes advertisers. Twitter co- founder Jack Dorsey appears apologetic in light of the new owner’s Thanos snap.

Here is an ongoing live blog of everything that has gone on in the Musk era of Twitter .

Elon Musk has launched the $8 verification — or blue check — on Twitter Blue , but there remains a big catch. The feature has been shipped off with a Saturday update of Twitter ‘s iPhone app, days before the deadline Musk reportedly set for engineers to launch the service. But the launch appears inconsistent; despite updating the app on two SFGATE staffers’ iPhones, Twitter Blue still costs $5 and does not show any indication of a blue check as a feature.The Chief Twit has insisted that the service will democratize the verification process away from celebrities and journalists and onto the “peasants.” But some have expressed concern that the free-for-all nature of this model could result in increased misinformation on the platform — a key issue before the midterm elections. Already, QAnon influencers appear to be getting in on the fun. (He, too, complained that his blue check has yet to show up.) Twitter co- founder Jack Dorsey apologized in a tweet Saturday morning, admitting he had grown the company “too quickly.” This is the first time Dorsey has addressed the mass layoffs affecting half of Twitter ’s workforce since Elon Musk took charge of the social media network.“Folks at Twitter past and present are strong and resilient. They will always find a way no matter how difficult the moment,” Dorsey said in his tweet. “I realize many are angry with me. I own the responsibility for why everyone is in this situation: I grew the company size too quickly. I apologize for that.”Dorsey stepped down as Twitter ’s CEO in November last year. He then stepped down from Twitter ’s board of directors in May, ending his time at the company that he co-founded in 2006.“I am grateful for, and love, everyone who has ever worked on Twitter . I don’t expect that to be mutual in this moment…or ever…and I understand,” Dorsey added.