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Twitter today announced the launch of a new "Communities" feature that's meant to take on Facebook's popular Groups by providing a space where people can share discussions on a specific topic.

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An invite-only feature at the current time, Communities are created by Twitter users and are self-moderated. Community creators who are invited by Twitter to participate can invite an unlimited number of users to their group.

Members of a Community will see a new option to choose an audience in the tweet composer, allowing them to tweet to all of their followers or just to those followers who participate in the Community.


Tweets shared to a Community will show up in the Community and in the timelines of other members of the group. Communities are not private and can be viewed by others on Twitter, but only members can participate.

On iOS devices, Communities can be accessed through the navigation bar, and on the web, there's a Communities option on the sidebar.

Starting today, there are a handful of Communities available such as #DogTwitter and #SkinCareTwitter, but Twitter is planning for more to be created each week and those interested in starting a Community can apply on the Twitter website.

Article Link: Twitter Launches Invite-Only Communities to Compete With Facebook Groups
 

ArtOfWarfare

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I might be interested in joining some Twitter groups...

Although I feel like the siloing on social media is what has lead to such radical polarization of people... people no longer feel societal pressure from people who are geographically nearby them to adopt more moderate positions. Instead people self radicalize, by picking groups where they lay in the middle (and then gravitate towards people more extreme than themselves.)
 

KaliYoni

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I betcha a lot of Twitter stuff happens because Jack Dorsey's ideal meeting is one where he doesn't have to say anything (yes, really). That's not a great way to run a company...at least until mind reading becomes a common human skill. Maybe Jack's weirdo Soylent + purging diet routine adds to the disfunction at Twitter HQ too...
 

iDento

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The worst social media app you could have on your phone is Twitter. It's filled with arrogant, group-think, pretentious, petulant, immature and vulgar takes from people who should really think twice before publishing their tweets.
I won’t argue with that, but tell me how other social media apps are any better.
 

JahBoolean

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I mean, if this can help with the rampant botting problem, why not.

Never used Dorsay's toy though.

Social media should be heavily regulated, but that's my own two cents.
 
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dabi

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I might be interested in joining some Twitter groups...

Although I feel like the siloing on social media is what has lead to such radical polarization of people... people no longer feel societal pressure from people who are geographically nearby them to adopt more moderate positions. Instead people self radicalize, by picking groups where they lay in the middle (and then gravitate towards people more extreme than themselves.)
Twitter is not all about politics.
 
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Ok, I'll bite. Who was "cancelled" on Twitter that you agreed with?

My follow up question is who didn't you mind being "cancelled" because you disagreed with them?

Please don't bother answering these questions.

They cancelled a sitting President. If that doesn't scare the hell out of you then I don't know what will.

I can list quite a few, Carl Benjamin, Alex Jones, they've had mass banning of pro-life conservatives, Blue Check Mark watch was banned for pointing out the hypocrisy in Twitters bans. There's whole lists of people, just search on DuckDuckGo as Google censors their results quite heavily.

The fact that the Taliban and many fundamentalist Islamic groups are free to post on Twitter but not Trump says a lot.

I don't believe any US President should be banned from social media and it's a clear sign social media needs broken up and regulated. The Democrats won't do it as they are a part of the Silicon Valley cartel.

Twitter operates under the protections of Section 230 as a platform but behaves as a publisher, it's time they were either forced to behave as a fair platform or held liable like a publisher. Personally I think they should no longer be afforded Section 230 protections.
 

macduke

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I don't see this becoming a horrible echo chamber of misinformation at all whatsoever.

/s

Facebook is a doomsday device. Looks like Twitter is also heading in that direction. Damn.
 
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