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Twitter Blue Users Reportedly Will Begin Seeing Payouts Of Up To $40K For Qualified Tweets

Twitter has finally disclosed details surrounding Elon Musk’s February 2023 announcement that users would be able to monetize content shared on the social media network.

Shanique Yates

Jul 14, 2023

Dionne Warwick Says Twitter 'Got Too Much Going On' As She Steps Down From Her Self-Appointed CEO Role

Dionne Warwick once jokingly referred to herself as the CEO of Twitter, but now the living legend wants no part amid all the chaos that seems to be circulating around the social media platform.

Shanique Yates

Jul 12, 2023

If You're An Instagram User, Here's One Thing You Should Know Before Making Your Threads Profile

There’s a new social media platform in town — and it’s called Threads.  

Shanique Yates

Jul 6, 2023

Black-Owned Social Platform Spill Becomes Twitter's Rival In Real Time As Users Migrate And Help It Reach No. 1 In The App Store

Some users of Twitter have migrated to a new social platform due to a temporary reading limit announced by Elon Musk.

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 3, 2023

Elon Musk's Neuralink Gets FDA's Approval For Brain Implant Technology, Plans To Move Forward With Human Trials

The world seems to be stepping into scary hours, and this time it’s not about a Drake song. Tech billionaire Elon Musk’s latest venture, Neuralink, gained the necessary approval to move forward as a brain implant and surgical tool.

Josh Rodgers

May 31, 2023

Twitter Backed Minority-Led VC Firms But Has Now Dropped Its Support Team, Leaving Fund Managers Scrambling

Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has been a rollercoaster experience. The purchase of the social media giant came with significant changes including massive layoffs and payments for the once-coveted blue check. Not to mention, AfroTech reported that one of the significant shifts with Musk as CEO was the closing of Twitter’s Africa office. The Ghana office had only 20 employees but was closed just days after officially opening. Surprising moves like the layoffs and added restrictions have been back to back as Musk navigates his power leading the company. A recent development in the shake-up is the dissolution of its corporate development team that supported minority-owned venture capital firms. According to Forbes, Twitter could be backing out of its promise of millions to venture capital firms and small businesses.

Josh Rodgers

Apr 25, 2023

LeBron James Among Many Twitter Users Against Paying For The Blue Check — 'If You Know Me I Ain't Paying'

Twitter is about to conduct a full sweep of users’ free blue checks including big-name public figures and celebrities.

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 31, 2023

Elon Musks Asks If He Should Step Down From Twitter, Then Snoop Dogg Asks, 'Should I Run Twitter?'

On Dec. 18, Elon Musk asked users if he should step down as the head of Twitter via a poll, and Snoop Dogg asked if he should step up.

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 19, 2022

Twitter Spaces Feature Vanishes After Elon Musk's Interaction With Banned Journalists

Changes to Twitter have yet to cease since Elon Musk’s acquisition.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 16, 2022

Elon Musk Estimates The Neuralink Brain Chip Human Trials Will Begin Within Six Months

Elon Musk continues to push technology to the limit, but is it with good intentions? According to The Verge, the Tesla CEO claims that his Neuralink project is roughly six months away from its first human trial.

Shanique Yates

Dec 1, 2022

Soulja Boy Announces He Will Create His Own Social Media App After Saying Farewell To Elon Musk's Twitter

The aftermath of Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter is continuing to change the platform as we know it. As previously shared by AfroTech, the Tesla CEO’s revamp has included a mass termination of employees, getting rid of employee resource groups (ERGs), charging for the verification process, and more.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 14, 2022

Twitter User Uses Paid Verification Feature To Fake A LeBron James Trade Request

As the culture continues to grapple with the fact that the Twitter we once knew and loved may be gone, others are welcoming the changes under new CEO Elon Musk with an open mind. In fact, now that the company is allowing users to pay $8 per month to receive a blue verification checkmark, there are people that are taking things a bit too far to present Twitter users with false information. This time, someone used the elite status to cause a frenzy within the sports community by posing as LeBron James on the social media platform, Complex reports.

Shanique Yates

Nov 10, 2022

Twitter Fires Nearly All Of Its Employees At Its Only Office In Africa Days After Opening

Black Twitter has long been an interesting place for Black people on social media. From hilarious memes to social and political commentary, Twitter has been a go-to spot for news and discourse. The protection of this space has come into question since Elon Musk officially took over the company, noting his long but documented history of alleged discriminatory actions and perspectives. Adding to this action list is Musk’s recent termination of employees from the social media giant’s Africa office. via GIPHY  

Josh Rodgers

Nov 9, 2022

'No More Twitter Women Or Blackbirds' — Elon Musk Seems To Have Gotten Rid Of ERGs In Twitter Takeover

Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter is drastically changing the platform as we know it.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 4, 2022

Elon Musk Working With Twitter Engineers To Bring Vine Back To Rival TikTok, Report Says

Remember when Vine was dominating social media? It appears that the six-second video platform may possibly make its way back.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 1, 2022