Do not forget that odd exchange Elon Musk had with Stephen King a couple of days ago, the place Twitter’s new proprietor was mainly making an attempt to haggle for the value of a blue examine mark?
Properly, it appears like spherical two might have kicked off.
The entire thing started with the news that Musk was thinking of charging users $20 per month to keep their blue tick verification badges. King, clearly not a fan of the concept, made his feelings clear. Musk then responded by saying “Twitter can’t rely solely on advertisers” earlier than suggesting $8 a month as an alternative.
Properly, flash ahead to Wednesday, and the $8 was confirmed. And King, predictably, nonetheless wasn’t impressed.
The horror writer started with what gave the impression to be a pleasant tweet praising Musk and Tesla (King owns a Tesla, and has beforehand shared a Twitter exchange with Musk about the cars).
Then, within the subsequent tweet, King delivered the killing blow.
“Musk makes me consider Tom Sawyer, who’s given the job of whitewashing a fence as punishment,” he wrote. “Tom cons his buddies into doing the chore for him, and getting them to pay for the privilege. That is what Musk desires to do with Twitter. No, no, no.”
Would not sound like the value discount to $8 did a lot to appease him. Musk, for his half, has but to reply. We’ll replace this put up if he does.