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On April 20, 2021, tech mogul and entrepreneur Elon Musk made waves by launching a new initiative on Twitter called ‘Tweet Check Mark’. Under this initiative, Musk offered Twitter users the chance to purchase back their own verified Twitter accounts, also known as ‘blue check marks’.
Naturally, when Musk made this offer, many Twitter users began to wonder if it was worth it to buy back their blue check marks. After making the decision to take the plunge myself, I had a few questions that I needed answers to before committing to purchase my own resurrected blue check mark.
My first question was whether the blue check mark had any real value. I wanted to make sure that buying my blue check mark would be a worthwhile investment. After doing some research, I found that having a blue check mark is seen as a form of ‘social currency’, as verified users tend to receive more visibility, credibility and engagement. With this knowledge in mind, I was confident that my blue check mark would be beneficial.
My second question was whether or not it was safe to use Musk’s offer. Many Twitter users had already called out Musk’s initiative, claiming that it could be used as a way to scam unsuspecting users. After doing some investigation, I learned that Musk was working in collaboration with Twitter, so I had no reason to doubt the legitimacy of his offer.
Thirdly, I wanted to know how much money I needed to pay in order to purchase my blue check mark. Obviously, buying back my blue check mark was going to cost me some money, so I wanted to make sure that the amount I paid was reasonable. After some research, I learned that the cost for a verified account was $1,000. Given that verified accounts come with many more benefits than non-verified accounts, I was happy with the price.
Fourth, I wanted to know if the process was simple and straightforward. Thankfully, the process was quite easy. All I needed to do was follow the instructions on Musk’s website, and within a few minutes I was able to purchase my blue check mark.
My last question revolved around whether I’d need to continue paying Musk on an ongoing basis to keep my blue check mark. To my surprise, the answer was no. Musk’s offer was a one-time payment, and once I had my blue check mark, it was mine forever. That was a huge relief, as I didn’t want to be paying Musk money on an ongoing basis.
In the end, my questions were all answered, and I was able to make an informed decision about whether or not to buy my Twitter blue check mark back. After weighing the pros and cons, I decided that the purchase would be beneficial, and I eventually ended up taking the plunge. After all, it’s not everyday that an opportunity like this comes around.