Twitter: Blue Check Marks Were A Mistake

On Twitter, being a blue check mark is derogatory term for a self-important blowhard despite its initial beginning as a way to verify to users that the account you’re tweeting at is indeed the brand, journalist or celebrity you think you’re talking to.

Now it’s a bludgeon for forcing correct opinions — wrongthinkers don’t deserve blue check marks!!!

Why is a blue check mark so valued? For one, it gives you much higher visibility if you tweet at another blue check mark. That means a celebrity you adore is more likely to see your tweet than one belonging to a peon.

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  1. November 16, 2017

    […] Support announced a few days ago that they were halting new blue check mark verifications,  and in the last 24 hours several right wing figures (especially on the far right, alt right side) […]

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