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new twitter feature, +? 

New feature being tested on Twitter seems like it might have been inspired by Mastodon and other Fediverse microblogging software. They are rolling out a thing where you can set, on a per-tweet basis, whether the tweet can only be replied to by your followers, or whether it can only be replied to be people @-mentioned in the tweet itself. (The latter seems to me like having a DM thread that the public can read.)

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new twitter feature, +? 

I mean ultimately the use case this is designed for seems to be: celebrities get to have insincere performative chats with one another and the public gets to watch. But it might have overall positive effects on Twitter regardless

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@darius sounds a lot like the kind of thing that lets companies pretend to be open source but then delete or lock all bug reports because calling their software buggy is heresy

new twitter feature, +? 

@darius Why do I foresee this as part of some "Twitter Pro" subscription thing? That just feels like a really nice feature to have.

new twitter feature, +? 

@craigmaloney @darius if I had a twitter account with a lot of eyes on it I would pay a handsome sum for that.

I follow a good few authors, scientists, journalists, etc who have thousands of followers that must get truly exasperated sometimes.

new twitter feature, +? 

@darius I really like this optimistic take, and also it seems like just another in a line of features to help people maximize their monetization on the platform. Doesn't mean it can't have a good effect though!

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@darius Seems like it's pandering to the people subtweeted here: https://twitter.com/spacetwinks/status/1251551089784164352

It's going to shift the burden onto quote tweeting for commentary, too, so I see lots of "url:" searches in my future.

new twitter feature, +? 

@darius I just hope it doesn't further widen the gap between the official client and the third-party ones that are still clinging on

new twitter feature, +? 

@darius and twitter get saved from the bieber problem (https://codahale.com/fan-in/) (:

new twitter feature, +? 

@darius is there fediverse software that supports disabling replies? I don't think Mastodon or Pleroma do so.

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