Elon Musk’s Twitter dumpster fire, Wednesday edition

Another day, another round of confusing news coming out of Twitter, Elon Musk’s US$44 billion plaything. Think he’s having buyer’s remorse?

He’s had to cash in more Telsa stock

Elon sold about US$4 billion in Tesla stock to help finance the Twitter purchase. To make things worse, Tesla stock is already down by half this year.

The “blue checkmark” situation still isn’t clear

Did the option to purchase a blue checkmark for $7.99 a month start today? Or has it been postponed again?

What’s this about a new “Official” label?

So this is like a super-special blue checkmark? And it’ll only handed out by Twitter?

No. Wait. Never mind.

Mush–my word for him now–just killed the new “official” designation hours after it rolled out and after some organizations got the label. He’s obviously just making shit up as he goes along.

Can $8/month save Twitter?

The math doesn’t add up.

And speaking of the blue checkmark situation…

Brilliant.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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