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CEO Jack reveals how much money he gets offered for his Twitter handle

Published: 13/Feb/2020 23:57 Updated: 13/Feb/2020 23:58

by Eli Becht

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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey boasts a simple “@jack” as his username on the platform, and on an episode of the CouRage and Nadeshot Show, he revealed just how much money he’s been offered to hand it over.

One thing new Twitter users have to think long and hard about is what name they’ll be going by on the platform. This goes for any social media app, but it’s especially an issue there since the platform been around for over a decade.

By now, almost all of the cool usernames are taken, so new users pretty much have no other choice but to accept their second or even third choice of name.

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Jack Dorsey boasts one of the simplest usernames on social media, and of course, others want a slice of that pie.

Dorsey didn’t have this problem, as he was able to secure the simple and easy remember name of “@jack,” right at the beginning of Twitter’s life.

During his appearance on The CouRage and Nadeshot Show, he was asked how much money people have offered him for this handle. He explained that it doesn’t happen a whole lot on Twitter, but on Instagram, where he has the same handle, it’s floated more often.

“I don’t think that’s ever happened,” he said in response to whether somebody has offered an exorbitant amount of money for his handle.

“I have @jack on Instagram, though and people have offered, not, well, they haven’t offered that much money. They’ve offered $100 or $1000 and what-not, but that’s consistent. I get requests all the time. Everyday.”

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Of course, there’s next to no chance he’d ever give up either handle, so all of these offers are seemingly for nothing. But, even for a man as rich as Dorsey is, there’s bound to be an offer that he can’t refuse.

It’s hard to say what that offer would be for a man with a net worth estimated to be north of 5 billion, but we’d guess it’s somewhere in the range of a billion dollars or more for his Instagram name.

As for his Twitter handle? That one seems like it’ll be untouchable.

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PewDiePie hits out at “unfunny” simp comments on Marzia’s Instagram

Published: 30/Nov/2020 21:14

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg criticized viewers who flood his wife Marzia’s Instagram account every time he makes a comment on it to support her. The Swede hit out at the “simp” meme becoming overused.

With over 108 millions subscribers to his channel in 2020, PewDiePie is not only one of the platform’s biggest creators, but undoubtedly one of the most popular entertainers in the world.

The YouTuber has also become an icon when it comes to internet humor. In November, the star called out viewers overusing the popular “simp” meme every time he supports his wife Marzia, and explained why he’s tired of reading it.

Screenshot of YouTuber PewDiePie reacting to Instagram comments.
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The Swedish YouTuber reacted to Instagram comments calling him a simp.

PewDiePie hits out at “simp” comments flooding Marzia’s Instagram

While the modern use of “simp” goes back as far as the 1980s, the term has exploded in popularity in 2020, becoming one of the year’s biggest memes. However, during his November 27 upload, PewDiePie explained why it’s starting to become too much on Instagram.

“Instagram is even worse. I commented on Marzia’s post, and I swear to God every single comment… She painted the kitchen and I said “you did so good” because I know she worked hard on it. And it’s just “simp, simp, simp king” every single comment. It is so unfunny. Jesus Christ, dude!” the YouTuber exclaimed.

The star then went on to mock the way memes become tired quickly due to users jumping on the bandwagon and spamming it relentlessly online in comments. “Maybe if everyone says a joke, it becomes funnier,” he said sarcastically.

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Hilariously, the star had a follow-up to the situation on November 30 when one fan pointed out that they actually had made a nice comment on Marzia’s Instagram post. “Me understanding that he just wants to be a good husband,” they wrote days prior. PewDiePie then apologized to the viewer. “I’m sorry tg_man 12. I did you dirty, I did you dirty,” he laughed.

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While the content creator has made several videos on the simp meme, he has been critical of how its been used in the past and mocked users for their broad use of it. Now it appears the joke is starting to overstay its welcome with how often it’s being repeated.

The 31-year-old has had an incredible year so far, making a successful move to streaming after signing a major deal with YouTube in May to broadcast live exclusively on their platform. The entertainer also surpassed over 108 million subscribers in November, making him the most followed individual on the platform.