It's even worse than it appears..
Saturday November 12, 2022; 9:17 AM EST
  • A couple of facts:#
    • I have had a blue checkmark for years.#
    • Last year I could have changed the name on the account to anything I want.#
  • What's new is that anyone can buy a blue checkmark and do this. #
  • If you think people who they gave blue checkmarks to are inherently less prank-oriented than the new ones, that's your story. But what journos are reporting as news is not in fact news. #

Last update: Saturday November 12, 2022; 5:04 PM EST.

You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)