Elon Musk continues to tweet about Twitter.
This time, Musk made a series of recommendations for Twitter Blue, the social networking giant’s subscription service. Proposals include service discounts, an option to pay with Dogecoin, and a ban on advertising.
Billionaire Elon Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, currently owns 9.2% of Twitter shares. He is also a user who often causes “network storms” and shakes the market with his tweets.
Elon Musk was appointed to Twitter’s board of directors on April 5. Musk said that he looks forward to working with the board to make “significant improvements to Twitter in the coming months”.
Launched in June 2021, Twitter Blue is the social media giant’s first subscription service for those willing to pay for exclusive access to special features. Such as the “Undo Tweet” feature, custom Twitter app icons, and the ability to add bookmarks.
In a series of tweets on April 9, Elon Musk suggested that there should be no ads and reduced subscription prices for the service.
“Everyone who signs up for Twitter Blue (who pays $3/month) will get a stamp,” Musk wrote.
“Price could be around $2/month, but 12 months in advance and the account doesn’t receive the stamp for 60 days (in case of chargebacks) and is suspended without refund if the account is used to scam or spam,” he wrote.
Elon Musk also added: “And no ads. The power of corporations to make policy will be greatly enhanced if Twitter depends on advertising money to survive.”
In particular, he also suggested that the price should be commensurate with affordability and in local currency. “Maybe there is even an option to pay with Dogecoin?” he mentioned the cryptocurrency.
Twitter has yet to comment.
The Twitter Blue service is available in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The undo feature will allow subscribers to change their tweet before it goes live. It’s not an editing feature that Twitter users often ask for. “It’s not an edit button, but an opportunity to preview and correct your tweet before it’s posted for the world to see,” the company said.
According to CNBC