There is little denying the fact that human capabilities know no boundary. Every time something had looked out of our reach, we have gone out and achieved it in an outright sensational way. This is what so special about humans. No matter how complex the situation gets, we always find a way. As of now, we have done it so many times that it’s pretty much a part of our identity. Now, having such a resourceful skill in our arsenal is advantageous for all the reasons you can imagine and beyond. For instance, it helps us in our pursuit of continuous progression, so if we weren’t aware of how to always find a way through something, we wouldn’t have been able to progress the way we did. Such an interwoven connection between these instrumental factors gets us best of both the worlds, and the result of that is, unsurprisingly, glorious. You only have to look at technology to validate the said claim. The idea of being able to fulfill endless tasks by just a few clicks was almost inconceivable for many, yet we found a way to deliver a product of exactly this short. Once delivered, technology fuelled our growth like nothing else. However, for it to be a part of the long haul, even technology had to reinvent itself. Hence, we are now transitioning to an era of more value-efficient tech products, and the latest one to join the party comes from micro-blogging platform, Twitter.
Twitter has officially launched its subscription service called Twitter Blue, which will bring you an uninterrupted access of over 300 U.S. based news outlets including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone etc. However, one thing worth noting here would be that the package won’t include any paywalled articles from these platforms. Apart from it, the subscribers can also undo their tweets before they are posted. According to some reports, the service will be initially available in U.S. and New Zealand, with plans for a wider rollout already in place.
One of the many interesting things about Twitter Blue is how the company will be diverting a portion of subscription money to the participating news sites. This feature is specifically designed to be transparent, and that transparency is realized by keeping the users updated about their reading habits’ impact on the revenue share of these news sites.
“At Twitter, we recognize that a great public conversation requires a thriving journalism ecosystem, so with Blue we’re not just trying to enable a better internet for subscribers but a better internet for journalism, too,” said Tony Haile, Twitter’s senior director of product.