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My month as a blue check

Okay, it’s only been 20 days, but I have to make up my mind soon whether I want to renew.

By far, my favorite part is bold and italic. It’s a little thing, but it pleases me. I am an emphasis abuser going way back.

I don’t like having a bajillion characters. I prefer the discipline of having to make my point in 280 or fewer. Twitter doesn’t seem like the right place for long-form commentary to me – I never read the long ones, myself. (It remains to be seen whether it will work for video, as Tucker intends).

You only get edit powers on your own tweets, not on comments. On comments, there’s delay before it actually posts them, and you watch the circle count down. It’s like 20 seconds. On the upside, that does force you to proof your tweet one more time, but I almost always hit the button to make it post immediately. Don’t think I like this feature.

I was hoping for higher engagement and I’m not sure about that.

Of course, tarnishing the status symbol for the old blue check brigade is delightful. I expected to be taunted for having bought my check, but that hasn’t happened.

I’m just not sure…

p.s. One of these days, I’m going to fix that poor weasel avatar. The muzzle is too cat-like and it has a hump on its back.

p.p.s. I’ve got a four day weekend coming up, starting…now.

p.p.p.s. Kitty seems all better. Phew!

p.p.p.p.s. No, nobody had Tina Turner this round.

May 25, 2023 — 7:38 pm
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