'Reply to get verified': Twitter's blue tick giveaway is twisted tale of new experiments
New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: Verified Blue tick on a Twitter account raises the enigmatic opinionated standards of the microblogging site, which keeps on building and rebuilding narratives concerning the world around, and modulating the happenings in a rather fun way which most of us look forward to.
So this Jack Dorsey-led microblogging site increased the verified anticipation as it dropped across a tweet asking users on the platform to 'reply'.
"reply if you want to get verified!," posted Twitter via @TwitterComms handle:
reply if you want to be verified!‚ÄĒ Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) May 20, 2020
Although this tweet from @twittercomms accumulated more than a hundred thousand likes, nobody could 'reply' as Twitter initially prompted. So, whether you tap or pat the 'Reply' icon on that tweet, the truth is, that Twitter played on you a sweet game of testing.
Later, Twitter revealed that it is testing out one of its online features to ensure that its users have the conversation 'with exactly who they want'.
"Testing, testing‚Ä¶ A new way to have a convo with exactly who you want. We‚Äôre starting with a small % globally, so keep your (eyes) out to see it in action.(sic)," Twitter wrote in a post on its microblogging interface.
A new way to have a convo with exactly who you want. We‚Äôre starting with a small % globally, so keep your 👀 out to see it in action. pic.twitter.com/pV53mvjAVT
May 20, 2020
Notably, this feature to prevent online trolling and instances of abuses, which is about to be rolled out soo for Tweeples worldwide, will involve four settings; namely Global, Group, Panel, and Statement that one could could choose before posting out a tweet.
With 'Global', a user can put out a Public tweet on which anyone can interact. On 'Group', a user can tweet and interact with his/her followers and the handle user mentions in the tweet itself. A 'Panel' tweet involves the interaction with mentioned handles only. And a 'Statement' is the one, which is a one off tweet on which nobody can reply.
Earlier, Twitter got into a similar 'limited' conversation with NASA, which although had thousands of likes, but the conversation was limited between Twitter and NASA only. Believe it or not, both of them called each other out on a date like that.
Posted By: Talib Khan