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Old 04-16-2024, 07:38 PM   #1
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X/Twitter Wants New Users to a Pay Fee Before They Can Post

https://gizmodo.com/x-twitter-wants-...can-1851411876

X still has a bot problem as evidenced by the numerous accounts asking you to check their bio for some reason. But Elon Musk has a brilliant plan to stop the issue on his social media platform: Pay him more money.

The X Updates Radar account posted on Monday that there is new language added to the site referencing a “small annual fee” new users will have to pay to use the platform. Musk claimed that this change was real and explained his reasoning. “Unfortunately, a small fee for new user write access is the only way to curb the relentless onslaught of bots,” he said.

Musk went on to say in another tweet that new users would only have to put up with the fee for three months and write access would be free from there on. This makes things a bit confusing since the fee is annual, not monthly.

This tactic by X has already been tested. Back in October, the social media platform tried out charging the $1 fee for new accounts that were opened in New Zealand and the Philippines.
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Old 04-16-2024, 07:49 PM   #2
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Question, does anyone here actually use X? I thought it was cancer when it was still called Twitter, so I avoided it best I could.
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Old 04-17-2024, 02:56 PM   #3
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Was only a matter of time. Way to discourage people from signing up, and hope there are options of Paypal, etc, because I'm sure people are not just dying to give X/Twitter their credit card info.

Why annual? (Or wait, is it 3 moths? Who knows!) Is someone going to go from a regular user to a bot after a year? Hope it's not auto-paid, because account-hacking people/bots getting into inactive accounts automatically still paying will love that!

Reusable rockets that can land on a dime? No problem. Thwarting internet bots: impossible.

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Old 04-17-2024, 08:48 PM   #4
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Question, does anyone here actually use X? I thought it was cancer when it was still called Twitter, so I avoided it best I could.
I basically use it for one specific purpose.
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Old 04-17-2024, 09:05 PM   #5
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Please. Nobody ask what it is.
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