After 16 Years, Twitter Is Finally Adding Its Most-Requested Feature. This Is Not Going to End Well

After 16 Years, Twitter Is Finally Adding Its Most-Requested Feature. This Is Not Going To End Well - Getty 1228309353 512399

Twitter is strange. By most measures, it’s the smallest of the major social media platforms. It has fewer users, less revenue, and nowhere near as many features. On the other hand, it has always occupied an outsized role in influencing public conversations

To some extent that’s because, unlike other networks, Twitter is — with a few exceptions — far more public. Anyone can follow President Joe Biden or Elon Musk or Taylor Swift or LeBron James if you want to know what they’re up to. The same is true for just about every well-known and influential person. It’s also true for less well-known people. 

Twitter also generates a disproportionate amount of attention compared with other platforms because of its real-time nature. Sure, there’s an algorithm, but it’s really easy to just scroll through what people are sharing as it happens. That makes it one of the most powerful tools for sharing and spreading news in real time.

Also, the service is mostly the same as it has been for the…

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This article was written by Jason Aten and originally published on www.inc.com