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Twitter has announced its first subscription service. “Twitter Blue” gives subscribers 30 seconds in which to undo a Tweet and offers the opportunity to bookmark Tweets and place them in folders and has a new “Reader mode” said to make long threads of tweets more readable. Subscribers can also change the colour of the Twitter …

  1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    So no more Covfefe?

    But only 30 seconds to fix a typo? I don't think that this is going to fix much - I'll have another cub of coffee (icon) ... no problem I can drink a pint in less than 30 seconds.

  2. Zippy´s Sausage Factory

    I assume it's not advertising free then? Decluttering my timeline would probably be the only thing that would even make me consider a Twitter subscription.

  3. Mike 137 Silver badge

    "To make the service worthwhile..."

    Talk about a the challenge of the age! Making Twitter worthwhile? I wouldn't even know where to start. Certainly not by changing the colour of an icon. Human evolution seems to have rendered the brain superfluous.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Twitter blue? ... I seem to recall hearing about issues over blue avians being discovered to be dead in the past ... I suggest you go back to the boutique who supplied you with the blue twitter and ask to make a complaint

    1. Andy Non

      I hope you aren't implying said avian was nailed to its perch?

      1. Red Ted

        No, it’s just resting.

        1. Andy Non

          Lovely plumage.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    what a pain

    I will wait.

  6. Pete 2 Silver badge

    > the AU$4.49 monthly price of a Twitter Blue subscription is a cent less than what I pay for my morning coffee.

    So would that be for a month's worth of coffee? If not then the comparison is fake

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Birdsong is free

    Tweets... the sort we are talking about are a dead end for humanity. After all No 45 used it all the time to spread 'the big lie'.

    The sooner it dies the better.

  8. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    AU$4.49 (US$3.44) monthly fee

    Considering the "benefits", I thought that was an annual fee. It's massively overpriced.

    Then again, any fee for Twitter sounds overpriced to me!

  9. Steve Graham

    The only thing that would tempt me to use Twitter again is chronological display of posts. At one time, I was subscribed to tweets from, say, local police and roads department. They would post "A8 closed at X due to accident. Please avoid the area." That could be useful, if it was likely to affect my travel.

    Now you find posts like that shoved down the priority, by "algorithms" and "AI" so that you see them 18 or 24 hours after they were relevant.

    1. Adrian 4 Silver badge

      Would be nice if it :

      Stopped ads

      Showed ALL the tweets from my selected twats, not just the ones twitter considers I should read

      Removed duplicates.

      Why Twitter feels it should select, reschedule etc. some tweets while showing me duplicates of those that are retweeted by another follow, I cannot understand.

      1. werdsmith Silver badge

        If it somehow allowed me to mute all the hate, political whinging and bullshit tweets and only see the interesting stuff then it might be worth a look.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      This is a gripe of mine as well - Twitter defaults to showing you "Top Tweets" (whatever that means) rather than "Latest Tweets". You can change this by selecting the funny sparkly symbol at the top of your timeline (if you are accessing via a web browser), but it goes back to "Top Tweets" next time you sign in.

  10. Blackjack Silver badge

    How much does a Canned coffee costs again? You could save a lot of money if you brew your coffee yourself!

    1. werdsmith Silver badge

      That's two and a half quid or 3 and a half US$

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Twitter is just clutter

    Tidy up your life, go on a digital audit.

    Remove all the time-wasting electronic cruft.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Twitter blue?

    I was hoping it was going to be a private section where I could follow my favourite porn stars without the risk of accidentally mixing them up with the Church group.

    Come on Twitter, everyone knows the pr0n industry is the leader in commercialising the Internet.

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