San Francisco, CA – Facebook has never been one to shy away from copying features from its competitors. So it comes as no surprise that they have recently decided to copy Twitter Blue’s monetization method by charging for the coveted ‘blue tick’ along with some additional features — calling it Meta Verified.
For years, the blue tick has been the ultimate status symbol on social media. It signifies that you are someone important, someone worth knowing, someone worth following. It’s a badge of honor that lets the world know that you’re not just some ordinary person wasting your life away in front of a computer screen. And now, thanks to Meta, you too can have that blue tick, for the low, low price of $11.99/month on the web and $14.99/month on iOS.
It’s a brilliant move by Meta, really. Why bother innovating and coming up with something new and original when you can just steal someone else’s idea and charge people for it? It’s like the old saying goes, “Why reinvent the wheel when you can just steal someone else’s car?” Or something like that.
Up until now, the blue tick wasn’t just for anyone. You had to be a “public figure, celebrity, or brand” in order to be eligible for verification. Because apparently, only people who are already famous and successful deserve to be taken seriously on social media. Everyone else can just go jump off a bridge, as far as Meta is concerned.
But let’s be real here, who wouldn’t want that little blue checkmark next to their name? It’s like a seal of approval, a stamp of credibility, a sign that you’ve finally made it in life. And now, thanks to Meta, you too can experience that rush of validation, as long as you’re willing to pay for it. But unlike Twitter Blue, Meta wants you to share a government ID in order to get your account verified.
And really, what’s the harm in charging people for verification? It’s not like it’s going to create a two-tier system where only the rich and famous can afford to be verified while the rest of us plebs are left in the digital dust. Oh wait, that’s exactly what it’s going to do.
But hey, if you’re not willing to pay for verification, maybe you’re just not taking your social media game seriously. Maybe you should just stick to posting cat videos and memes like the rest of us. And really, who needs credibility and legitimacy on social media?
It’s not like anyone’s actually paying attention to what we say or do online. It’s not like social media has any real-world impact on our lives. It’s not like people have lost jobs, been publicly shamed, or had their lives ruined because of something they said or did on social media.
Oh wait, that’s exactly what happens all the time. But hey, as long as Meta is making a quick buck off of our desire for validation and recognition, who cares about the consequences, right?
In conclusion, Meta’s decision to copy Twitter Blue’s monetization method by charging for the blue tick verification is a stroke of genius. It’s a way for them to make more money without having to come up with anything new or innovative. And who cares if it creates a two-tier system where only the rich and famous can afford to be verified? Who cares if it further perpetuates the idea that only certain people are worth taking seriously on social media? As long as we can all bask in the glow of that little blue tick, nothing else really matters.