Verified on Twitter
I quit Twitter right around when the whole blue-checked debacle started kicking off.
|RIP my mentions||I'm going to receive a lot of Twitter notifications|
|Slide into your DMs||To send a direct message on Twitter|
|Twitterstorm||A quick rise of activity about a specific topic on Twitter|
|Cancel||Shut down or force out|
|HODL||Hold on for dear life|
A blue-checked Twitter user has a blue checkmark icon that appears next to their name. In the past, this checkmark was a status symbol, given out to verified "authentic, notable, and active" accounts that Twitter deemed worthy of a blue check. These accounts usually belonged to influencers, businesses, and celebrities. However, since Elon Musk bought Twitter, the exact mechanics by which accounts become blue-checked have been in flux.
How blue-checked changed under Elon Musk
Shortly after taking over Twitter, Musk announced Twitter Blue, a service that (among other things) allows users to pay to become blue-checked. Musk also announced that he would remove the blue checkmark from users who did not pay, regardless of their following or status.
This led to:
At this point, there is no real rhyme or reason to why a Twitter user is blue-checked. However, some users (mostly those who have paid for it) still think being blue-checked is a status symbol.