— Kaushik Basu (@kaushikcbasu) April 21, 2023
Basu, who now teaches at Cornell University in the United States, also offered a measure of the blue checkmark: "Here is the economics of Twitter blue ticks in one tweet: Cornell's degrees are very valuable. People are willing to pay for it. If Cornell decides that it will now on sell all it's degrees for a price, the market price of Cornell degree will quickly fall to zero."
The "it's" in that tweet is how Basu put it; please do not blame the Bites for it.
So, those of you Bites readers who have lost your blue checkmarks, how are you dealing with it? Feel free to write about it – wailing or smiling – to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Suveen Sinha is Chief Content Editor at Business Standard)