Twitter announced on Thursday that it would be adding the dumbest feature yet to its platform, which is a subscription option that would allow users to pay so they can utilize a “Super Follow” function so they can receive content only available to them.
And yet, despite years of people begging for an edit button, that useful feature is still not coming to the platform. These folks are brain dead.
During a presentation to investors, the company explained that the new characteristic will “let users charge for extra, exclusive material not shown to their regular followers,” according to reporting by The Guardian. Content included in this concept can reportedly be material like videos, deals, discounts and newsletters. People who take advantage of this element would be required to pay a subscription cost per month.
The Super Follow idea might allow users to feel more connected to specific brands, as well. According to CNBC, Twitter also added that it is looking into the concept of letting its users “tip their favorite accounts.” “Exploring audience funding opportunities like Super Follows will allow creators and publishers to be directly supported by their audience and will incentivize them to continue creating content that their audience loves,” the company said in a statement.
Twitter’s head of design and research, Dantley Davis, said that they “think that an audience-funded model where subscribers can directly fund the content that they value most is a durable incentive model that aligns the interests of creators and consumers.”
This is just stupid. Seriously. Who honestly thinks this is going to be a good idea? No one is going to pay to have access to someone’s Twitter feed. That’s just ridiculous.
Tweets are not worth paying for. Ever. This is going to fail miserably. Hopefully, the people at Twitter will learn from this and put that dang edit button up already.