As word leaked out that Twitter was going to become a pay platform, the #RIPTwitter started trending Immediately.
All of Twitter immediately lashed out in a fit of anger like a seven-headed dragon, or a tornado made of arms and teeth and hashtags. But much like the urban legends that started in the 2000s That the Postal Service was going to charge you $.30 per email, it was all for naught.
Twitter is not going to start charging you to use their platform. Instead, they're hoping to raise new revenue by having a special tier of service that people can pay for to get special or Private tweets from the people they follow. It's like an Only Fans account. If you really love a celebrity or athlete, you can pay a small charge to see the tweets they've reserved for a select few.
They will be called Super Follows. In their talk of the service, they gave an example of someone paying $4.99 a month for that special access.
The other new item Twitter rolled out today is the ability to join groups based on special interests. These communities would be like Facebook groups. People with common interests could gather there to discuss their passions, clubs, or common interests.
So that's it. People can stop freaking out. But what's the fun in that?