A $99 'subscription' will be the beginning of the end for Twitter

Pete Pachal, Mashable, Jul 30, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It's the option no Twitter user anywhere asked for: pay $99 a month and Twitter will promote your tweets to readers who never asked for them. "Now imagine if the top of your feed was mostly tweets from so-called influencers, with a bunch of tweets from brands thrown in for good measure," writes Pete Pachal. "It's hard to imagine a change to Twitter better designed to make me leave the service for good." Of curse, there's always Mastodon.

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