Twitter starts paying…but only Elon Musk's favorite creators

Elon Musk promised that creators on Twitter would start getting paid for their tweets…back in February.”Starting today, Twitter will share ad revenue with creators for ads that appear in their reply threads,” Musk tweeted on February 3.It took a little more than 5 months, but on Thursday, July 13, Twitter surprised some creators and started sending out payment notifications. “Surprise! Today we launched our Creator Ads Revenue Sharing program,” the official Twitter account posted after creators started receiving and sharing their earned amounts for Twitter’s new revenue share program. Tweet may have been deleted (opens in a new tab) Yet it appears, so far at least, that only dozens have been paid when hundreds of thousands should technically be eligible. Furthermore, many of these lucky high-paid users should also technically be ineligible for the revenue share program, according to Twitter’s very own monetization policies. Musk’s favorites prioritizedAs some users shared their tens of thousands in ad share revenue earnings on Twitter, many other users salivated at the chance to get paid big bucks to tweet. So, how do Twitter users sign up and get paid? SEE ALSO: Elon Musk unveils his AI company, xAI According to Twitter’s own monetization rules, in order to be approved, a user must be subscribed to the platform’s paid subscription service, Twitter Blue. Travis Brown, an independent researcher who tracks Twitter Blue subscription numbers, tells Mashable that he estimates there are currently around 790,000 Twitter Blue subscribers.Yet, only dozens shared their earnings or even revenue share notification….Twitter starts paying…but only Elon Musk's favorite creators