Twitter announced today that they’ll be turning back on a “feature” that allows any Twitter user to send any other Twitter user a private message. Twitter tested a similar concept in beta in 2013. America tested a similar concept under the name “The Yellow Pages” for a few decades and because of spam and harassment issues it was eventually piecemeal-phased-out.
This move is suspected to be an attempt by the company to compete with services like WhatsApp and Snapchat, who are dominating the private message sector in the way Twitter and Facebook dominate the public conversation. This is good news for Twitter’s investors but basically Ragnarok for it’s user base.
(Back in 2013 the feature was temporarily an “opt-in” experience however for many users once they opted-in they were stuck with those settings for the life of their accounts. The company hasn’t yet announced if the feature will…
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