Sina Technology News On the morning of April 11, Beijing time, it was reported that Elon Musk had made suggestions to Twitter through a tweet.
This time, he made a series of recommendations for Twitter Blue's subscription service, including price cuts, banning ads and allowing users to pay with Dogecoin.
The Tesla and SpaceX billionaire CEO, who currently owns 9.2 percent of Twitter, is an active Twitter user and regularly uses his tweets to influence the market.
He was appointed to Twitter's director last Tuesday and said he wanted to work with Twitter's board to "significantly improve Twitter in the coming months."
Twitter Blue, launched in June, is the social media giant's first subscription service, offering exclusive special content for users willing to pay, including "undo tweets," customizing Twitter app icons, and adding bookmarks.
Musk said in a series of tweets published on Saturday that the service should not come with ads and that prices should be lowered.
"All subscribers who sign up for Twitter Blue (i.e. pay $3 per month) should receive a certification mark." He said.
"The pricing should be around $2 per month, but requires a 12-month upfront payment and no check mark on the account for 60 days (note credit card charges). If spam is used, the service will be discontinued and no refund will be given. He said.
He added: "There should be no advertising. If Twitter survives on advertising fees, corporate dominance over its policies will be greatly enhanced. ”
Musk also proposed that pricing "should be proportional to purchasing power and charged in local currency." ”
"Maybe you can add Dogecoin payment options?" He said. Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency.
Twitter has yet to comment on this.
The Twitter Blue service is currently only available to the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The undo feature allows subscribers to change their tweets before publishing. This is not the editing feature that Twitter users have always asked for. "It's not an edit button, it's a chance for people to preview and edit tweets before letting the world see the content." The company said.