Wednesday, November 2, 2022

The Notorious Blue Tick is Dead

The notorious blue tick, a mark of political notoriety, brute financial power, and feudalistic (petty) royal status, is finally dead. It has been killed by Elon Musk. With one tweet he has slit the blue beast’s throat. Here’s the text of his tweet:

“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.”

If just about anyone can get a blue tick for a mere $8 per month, then this is no longer a mark of power and status. Twitter’s blue tick brigade has been cut down to size—Musk has flushed their notorious blue empire down his toilet.

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