Twitter Blue leaves me cold

Twitter Blue leaves me cold
Customisation can't hide Twitter's inability to improve its service. (Image: Twitter/BusinessDesk)
Henry Burrell
Twitter has done what Facebook never dared and launched its first optional subscription tier. It gives paying users the ability to ‘undo’ tweets, change text and icon colours, and read some journalism ad-free, plus other things.I tapped to pay $4.99 per month despite being something of a Twitter lurker rather than an obsessive tweeter (don’t get me wrong, I spend a lot of time on it, albeit shamefully). For all but those with millions of followers, it doesn’t look worth the spend. Twitter Blue went live on...

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