The headquarters of the popular micro-blogging platform Twitter has witnessed a slew of changes in the recent past. Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk took over the company as ‘Chief Twit’ after a $44 billion deal. And then, much to everyone’s surprise, he announced that now the verified badge or ‘blue tick’ would be available for everyone but at a cost. According to Elon Musk’s tweet, a sum of $8 would have to be paid every month in order to receive the elusive blue tick badge on your profile. And needless to say, Twitter had mixed responses to this news! Popular food delivery application Zomato too took to the platform to make a hilarious plea to Elon Musk. Take a look:
ok elon, how about $8 with 60% off up to $5?— zomato (@zomato) November 3, 2022
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Twitter verification badges will be selling for $8 per month, as per reports. Elon Musk’s idea or purpose is to earn more revenue for the platform. However, we Indians simply couldn’t help but bring out our bargaining skills upon hearing this! This was exactly what Zomato wrote on Twitter too. “Ok Elon, how about $8 with 60% off up to $5,” wrote Zomato in their tweet.
The funny tweet by Zomato has received over 9k likes and hundreds of comments and retweets. People could relate to the post by Zomato and they shared their responses in the replies section. “Marketing while going with the trend,” wrote one user while another said, “Bargaining is everywhere!” A few others also cheekily pointed out that Zomato too followed similar discounting policies on their app.
Take a look at the reactions to Zomato’s tweet:
But, If twitter goes the Zomato way, after 60% off it will be 7.5$.— Vishal Jaiswal (@Vishal_Jswl23) November 4, 2022
And how about a $3 delivery, $1 packing, and 2$ taxes over it?— Nitin Sinha (@NsNitinsinha) November 3, 2022
Let me check with my friends who shop at GK M block market if they can bargain with Elon to bring it down even more.— Mrinal (@mrinaaal) November 3, 2022
What about service tax ?— Arjun Vaish (@ImArjunvaish) November 3, 2022
And what about delivery charges?— Raghav Gupta (@Raghavg175) November 3, 2022
This is not the only food brand that has reacted to the news of Elon Musk’s blue tick badge being priced at $8. Dairy brand Amul too shared a topical on this interesting news much to the delight of their fans. They are known for their witty and quirky takes on news and happenings from around the world in the spheres of movies, technology and sports. Take a look at the topical they shared about the blue tick badge:
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“Yeh blue theek nahin hai! Try yellow instead,” they wrote in the hilarious post that has received over 9k likes. What did you think of the brands and their take on the blue tick news? Tell us in the comments.
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