In a surprising move, X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, has thrown a $1 subscription fee into the social media ring.

The catch? Only new users in New Zealand and the Philippines will be feeling the pinch for now. Starting the tech tattle, X announced on Tuesday that the subscription model would encompass a modest $1 annual fee for fresh accounts.

However, this fee comes with a price tag on participation—users will need to pay up to post content, like posts, reply, repost, or quote other accounts’ posts. It’s a pay-to-play deal, and those who opt out will be relegated to a “read only” status, limited to activities such as perusing posts, watching videos, and following accounts.

While this tactic might rake in a few extra dollars, expanding this model to more countries, or heaven forbid, to existing users, could risk alienating the very user base that fuels X’s revenue engine.

Historically, the platform has thrived on advertising income, and even a nominal fee could have users packing their virtual bags and heading elsewhere. Flashback to Musk’s earlier proclamation that X will charge everyone to use the platform—a statement that may now be inching closer to reality.

The question remains: Will users pony up the bucks for a ticket to the Xperience, or will this subscription stunt lead to a social media exodus? Only time—and a dollar—will tell.

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