- March 7, 2021
- Posted by: Con P. Sweeney
- Categories: Social Media, Twitter
Twitter recently announced two new features which will be appearing soon.
One in particular caught my attention, Super Follows.
(Someone at Twitter has a DC Comics fetish.)
Let’s talk about this!
Seems that the folks over at Twitter feel that they need a pay-for-posts feature.
I suspect that watching other channels finding ways to earn additional revenue, has gotten them thinking about what they can do too.
(And, let’s be real here, Twitter is not an altruistic organization. They’ll be taking their cut from whatever they’re collecting on behalf of their members.)
Twitter didn’t announce a lot about this new feature, but it does beg the question about what does Twitter become?
From its innocent beginnings way back in 2006 (Remember those times?) to becoming the mosh pit of social media today, Twitter has had quite the wild ride.
But, it’s been free.
Yes, there are ads, this is America, after all.
But, for the millions of us who have jumped onto it, it’s been a free platform.
Will this catch up move on Twitter’s part start to segment its world into haves and have nots?
How will they even manage this as the last time I looked, they still haven’t turned their verification process back on which is supposed to be back sometime in early 2021?
By my reckoning, we’re about to plow right into mid-2021.
So, what gives?
Is there even a demand/need for what they’re offering?
Have they been passed by by other competitors?
The other new feature they announced with Super Follows, is something called Communities and they shared even less details on that one, other then to say it may allow groups to get together more privately.
(This should make things easier for the FBI.)
Or, might these features just be the latest form of vaporware?
But, stay tuned and I’ll report back as more information becomes available.
One thing’s for sure, this will be interesting!
Maybe Twitter will be Robinhood’s next play after Gamestop!
That’s it for now!
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