Would you pay for that little blue checkmark next to your Twitter handle?
According to tech investor Jason Calacanis, users may soon get the opportunity to do that. On Friday, Calacanis appeared on CNBC’s Halftime Report and claimed the social network is set to introduce verification for all — for a price.
“For $1 a year or something like that,” Calacanis said, users will soon be able pay for a blue checkmark to appear on their accounts.
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Twitter already offers verified accounts, but reserves the distinction for select users — generally people in the public eye who might have prank accounts in their name …