Elon Musk has unveiled his vision for Twitter after buying a 9.2% stake in the company.
Gatekeepers News reports that since Musk was appointed on Tuesday to the Twitter board, he has posted a stream of open questions about the present and future of the site, proposing new features, highlighting areas of concern, and making jokes.
The Tesla billionaire tweeted that Twitter Blue users who are required to pay a monthly subscription fee of 3$ monthly will get an authentication checkmark.
“Everyone who signs up for Twitter Blue (ie pays $3/month) should get an authentication checkmark.
“Blue already has a modifiable 20 second time to edit tweet feature.
“And no ads. The power of corporations to dictate policy is greatly enhanced if Twitter depends on advertising money to survive,” e tweeted on Sunday.
In response to a Twitter user’s plea that the subscription plan should be made more affordable, Musk said, ”Yes should be proportionate to affordability & in local currency. Maybe even an option to pay in Doge?”
Musk also stated that it would be distinct from the accounts of verified Twitter users stating “But should be different from ‘public figure’ or ‘official account’ checkmark”
He also tweeted a poll asking “convert Twitter SF HQ to homeless shelter since no one shows up anyway.” The poll is currently at 90% in support of the conversion of the Twitter headquarters to a homeless shelter.
Musk further tweeted: “Delete the w in Twitter?”, a tweet many have regarded as a joke as the billionaire is known for his jokes and memes and it may be difficult to ascertain whether or not he is being serious.
The billionaire businessman’s tweets may seem like jokes to many but those familiar with his tweets can recall that he has made many serious business decisions such as liquidating billions of dollars of Tesla stock and launching a car into space after he tweeted about them in what also seemed like light-hearted tweets.