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I Made Many Mistakes Since Taking Over Twitter – Elon Musk Admits

Twitter boss Elon Musk has admitted making mistakes since he took over the micro-blogging platform.
This is coming six months after he bought the company for $44 billion, according to AFP.
Recall that Musk had announced April 20 as the final date for removal of free Twitter verified badges
In a live interview with the BBC after agreeing to a last-minute invitation for the “spontaneity” of it, Musk appeared to tacitly acknowledge that one of those errors was the decision to label the broadcaster’s account “government-funded media”.
He said he would change the designation on the BBC’s Twitter handle after the broadcaster objected.
“We want it as truthful and accurate as possible –- we’re adjusting the label to ‘publicly funded’,” Musk said.
Britain’s national broadcaster is predominantly funded by an annual licence fee set by the government but paid by individual households.
The labelling spat follows an earlier controversy over a similar move involving the US radio network NPR, which Twitter briefly branded “state-affiliated”, the same way it styles government-run Chinese and Russian platforms.
The NPR stopped tweeting in protest.
Twitter now tags NPR, which has nearly nine million followers, “government-funded media”, and applied the same label to the BBC’s account.
Musk has expressed deep disdain for news media for years and recently installed an automatic response of a poop emoji to emails sent to the site’s main media address.
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Twitter Announces Final Date For Removal of Free Verification

Twitter owner and Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk has revealed a date he will remove free verified Twitter accounts.
This is as he urged all users of the micro-blogging platform to subscribe to Twitter blue.
Musk disclosed this via his Twitter account, @Elonmusk, on Tuesday.
He tweeted, “Final date for removing legacy Blue checks is 4/20.”
Before he took over as the CEO, verified Twitter users do not pay to get verified nor pay for a monthly subscription to renew their verifications.
Earlier, Twitter had announced April 1, 2023, as the date it would begin the removal of all legacy blue checks
“On April 1st, we will begin winding down our legacy verified program and removing legacy verified checkmarks. To keep your blue checkmark on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue,” the company stated in March via a tweet that was accompanied by links to subscribe to the premium program.
Musk had removed the verification badge of the New York Times, a daily newspaper based in New York City, United States of America, with a worldwide readership reported in 2022 to comprise 740,000 paid print subscribers, and 8.6 million paid digital subscribers.
The New York Times had said it would not subscribe to the Twitter Blue, except where it may be needed for their reporting.
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Pay $84 Per Annum for Twitter Blue or Lose Checkmark From April 1 – Twitter

Twitter may soon end its free blue “verified” checkmarks for notable users, referred to as legacy checkmarks.
Elon Musk hinted at removing the “legacy” checkmarks that confirmed users’ identities like government officials, corporations, journalists, celebrities and other high-profile tweeters in a tweet.
The company tweeted on Thursday on plans to remove the legacy checkmarks and said: “On April 1, we will begin winding down our legacy verified program and removing legacy verified checkmarks”.
“To keep your blue checkmark on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue,” the company added.
Twitter Blue is a subscription service that Musk relaunched late last year, costing individuals $84 a year or $8 a month.
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If These People Aren’t on Your Twitter TL, Your Twitter Isn’t Complete

Twitter isn’t all that unlike from many Nigerian markets. Everyone is welcome to enter, and after spending some time there, you won’t be as astonished by what your two koro koro eyes are seeing.

If you use Twitter correctly, you should see all of these people on your timeline (TL).

Alpha males

“As a guy, you ought never to be seen with an umbrella. Declare your authority by telling the rain, “If you touch me, I’ll smack you.” Become a man.

People who get upset at everything

It could be just them.

Those who must always hold divergent opinions

These people wait for everyone to establish an opinion before stating the exact opposite—while still using bbuzzwords, mind you—in an effort to appear educated. “Some of us are wise, every other person overwise,” as Ololade mi Asake once said.


On the TL, someone is constantly extolling the virtues of Christ or another favorite deity. Additionally, you’ll see someone post a testimony of a miracle God performed for them online.

Always eager to drag Christians are certain individuals.

These people are ready to pull anyone who mentions the name “Jesus” if they hear it used in this manner. So Jesus kept you from dying, I see. Why didn’t he save everyone else who perishes every day?

Relationship people

You’re browsing Twitter alone, trying to find something to distract you from the breakup text you just got. The next thing you know, you’re wondering if you’re actually a real human being or a potato after seeing a picture of individuals celebrating their 12-year anniversary with before and after pictures.

Football people

Possibly the most insane but also the funniest folks on the platform. You’ll be OK if you let them carry on with their banter. Anything you receive if you, a non-football person, try to criticize their club or favorite players, consider it as such.


Since I receive all of my unsolicited medical advice from Twitter doctors, I haven’t visited the hospital in years. Regards, folks.

Comrade and vawulence people

It reminds me of insects. You can’t really see them right away (TL). However, as soon as you open the cabinets, you’ll notice them swarming all over the place in their vast numbers. To make sure everyone is comfortable while watching the “vawulence,” they even offer refreshments and seats.

Follow for follow people

No Twitter user should have fewer than 8,000 followers, ifb. Let’s begin a thread that is follow for follow. Those who liked this tweet should be followed. I’ll go back with everyone else. this significant 2022. SMH.

UI/UX Design Twitter

These people are always “experimenting” with Figma and “inadvertently” creating well-planned product designs.


Twitter serves as their workplace. Do they actually use the things they’re promoting, or are they just getting paid to say that? Don’t worry, it’s never really challenging to tell.

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Twitter employee fired over ‘meme’ bemoans lack of professionalism (Video)

An engineer at Twitter, one of the most popular social media sites, complains about the unprofessional manner in which his termination letter was sent.

Matt Shaver, a five-year employee of Twitter Inc., uses the platform to bemoan the condition of his termination letter, which arrived in the form of a “meme.”

This comes after Elon Musk, a billionaire businessman, bought the social site and started firing lots of employees.

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Matt expressed his surprise at receiving his termination notice as a meme rather than via phone, text, or any official channel while posting a video on Twitter through his page.

The engineer claims that the meme with the tagline “Time to leave the nest” was provided to him via email by the new Human Resources manager, who goes by the name Hannah. You’re let go.