"Now, Twitter verification has absolutely nothing to do with verifying one’s identity. Instead, the blue check-mark is granted to anyone who pays Twitter $8 a month. In other words, it’s a completely pointless marker beyond letting others know that Twitter charges your credit card."

John, an Uber driver explained to me that why he left the Cab business and went to Uber is that you know the passengers because of a credit card. I'm not familiar with Twitter but isn't a credit card the best ID?

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