The Blue Check Purge: A Twitter Tale of Status, Symbols, and Meaningful Connections
- April 22, 2023
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Twitter, the social media platform that thrives on short, concise messages and endless scrolling, has always been obsessed with status and symbols. From the coveted blue checkmark to the follower count, Twitter users have always been chasing some sort of validation or recognition.
Recently, Twitter was once again in the midst of an uproar over the Blue Check Purge orchestrated by none other than Elon Musk. The decision to remove the verification symbol from certain accounts has caused disappointment and frustration among some celebrities and users who previously enjoyed the status that the blue checkmark brought with it.
As we watched this chaos unfold, it became clear that there were four distinct groups of people in this Twitterverse. First, there were those who obsessively tracked who had paid for their blue checkmark.
Second, there were the entitled “legacy bluechecks” who refused to pay for the subscription to keep their status.
Third, there were celebrities who had paid for the subscription and felt the need to explain their decision to do so.
Lastly, there were savvy new Twitter Blue subscribers who were enjoying their exclusive VIP experience.
If you are considering getting a Twitter Blue subscription, there are some benefits to consider. You will gain access to exclusive features and perks that regular users do not have, such as an undo button for tweets, a bookmark folder, and ad-free reading.
The Blue Check Purge has once again brought to light the obsession with status and symbols that permeates Twitter.