I never liked this ordeal. It essentially devalued the entire paradigm. No one understands, understood, or thinks about this in the context of critical-thinking. I mean, f*ck social-media anyway, but, if you were attempting to use it to any degree beyond hyperbole then ironically, this one ‘process’ of “verification” destroyed terms like genuine, authentic, and real, all in one shot.
Have you seen the types of accounts that have blue-checks on them? Have you read the bios?? It’s f*cking ridiculous! “Content driven marketer”, “#SEO | #Marketing | #Expert”, “Innovator and Pioneer of…”; look…..
I have a belief, which is basically something like this:
– A rich-man doesn’t have to tell you he’s rich
– A wise-man doesn’t have to tell you he’s wise
I had a hard tyme taking anyone serious before but, after the whole verified-account shenanigan, I say, f*ck it all; “It’s gone, it’s dead, it’s taking a dirt-nap.”
And now, new networks use it as an up-sell point/tactic:
“For $X.xx/month, get this and that, a nice flashy check-mark verifying your status,”…
It was all a grand illusion before but now?! I don’t even know what to say, because it’s somewhere between funny, silly, and sad.
Now for the good news!!
You can save 13% or more on your car-insurance…
An epitome of this entire article’s observation…
A particular distributor is pleased to announce that they can get a ‘snazzy’ “verified” mark on a SPOTIFY artist-profile…..
So, basically, the only person who should be able to allow OFFICIAL content at any distribution-point is, the ENTITY that owns the material (copyright) etc.
What the *bleep*?!
When you see the blue-check on brick & mortar packaging (i.e. toilet-paper), leave town (the same f*cking day).
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