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Beginning on Monday, Twitter will enable anyone with at least 600 followers on its platform to host Spaces, its version of the audio room network Clubhouse.

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Announced via a blog post, Twitter says that its decision to open up the functionality to users with at least 600 followers came following feedback from Twitter users and the community. Spaces originally launched last year, but so far only certain Twitter users have had access to the feature.
Today, we’re bringing the ability to host a Space to all accounts with 600 or more followers on Twitter. Based on what we’ve learned so far, these accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting live conversations because of their existing audience.
Twitter in March said that Spaces would be available to everyone by April, and with that timeframe now having passed, the company says it still wants to learn and hear more from users before it officially switches the feature on for all users.
Before bringing the ability to create a Space to everyone, we’re focused on learning more, making it easier to discover Spaces, and helping people enjoy them with a great audience.
Alongside the wider pool of users with access to Spaces, Twitter also revealed that it is working on the ability for users to pay for tickets to attend Spaces as a way to monetize the feature. Twitter says it will only take a "small amount" of commission from the ticket sales.

Article Link: Twitter Opens Spaces to All Users With More Than 600 Followers
 
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Slix

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I had not heard of this until just now but this sounds really kind of useless for the average person? If you want to talk at people, why not make a video and post that instead?

I don’t have that many followers anyway, but I also haven’t updated my Twitter app in months because I don’t want all their undocumented features being added without release notes like they do. Oh well. :p
 
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Twitter is full of security holes. Every few months, my account shows I'm following someone that I never followed, typically someone that posts in an Arabic script that I don't understand.
 
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I had not heard of this until just now but this sounds really kind of useless for the average person? If you want to talk at people, why not make a video and post that instead?

I don’t have that many followers anyway, but I also haven’t updated my Twitter app in months because I don’t want all their undocumented features being added without release notes like they do. Oh well. :p

It's won't be a one-sided talk, the person in charge of the room can allow any of the listeners to speak too, should they want to.
 
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Minxy

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I'm just getting familiar with Clubhouse and it's interesting because there can be some notable speakers. Now Twitter is doing what Facebook has done to stay on top, besides buying out competitors, it's imitating features. What Twitter is doing is making chatrooms accessible to almost anybody and there are people who have big followings - the question is will rooms be built around one person actually be as attractive?
 
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Twitter trying to hold on after their horrible earnings a few days ago.
I'm so glad I closed my Twitter account and uninstalled the app from my phone.
Twitter has made themselves irrelevant.
 
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you are wise, it’s a complete waste of time with all the algorithms, bots and nasty people.
I tried using it, and this is accurate. Getting followers feels impossible when there are well-tuned bot hoards designed to drown everyone else out. Twitter doesn't seem to like when you're real; I keep getting legitimate replies that get shoved under the "more replies" section and ignored in my notifications cause I guess that person didn't play the game right. Probably my own replies look like that too. And some non-bot people join massive follow-for-follow cycles.

There's no winning against people with that much time to waste; best to quit the game and leave them to go follow themselves.
 
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I tried using it, and this is accurate. Getting followers feels impossible when there are well-tuned bot hoards designed to drown everyone else out. Twitter doesn't seem to like when you're real; I keep getting legitimate replies that get shoved under the "more replies" section and ignored in my notifications cause I guess that person didn't play the game right. And some non-bot people join massive follow-for-follow cycles.

There's no winning against people with that much time to waste; best to quit the game and leave them to follow (or another similarly prefixed word) themselves.
I've been tweeting for 10 years and I have just over 300 followers. I only follow 128 people. I use it to keep in contact with a handful of people I want to see what they're up to (mostly tech and video game related) and only a few "celebrities", mostly musicians. If you only go on with the intent of gaining tons of followers, you aren't going to enjoy Twitter very much. It's much better as a platform when you use it in a smaller circle of your interests, in my opinion. Ignore the bots, don't let it algorithm-ize your feed, and just follow what you're interested in.

That said, this new feature does sound really dumb. :p
 
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I've been tweeting for 10 years and I have just over 300 followers. I only follow 128 people. I use it to keep in contact with a handful of people I want to see what they're up to (mostly tech and video game related) and only a few "celebrities", mostly musicians. If you only go on with the intent of gaining tons of followers, you aren't going to enjoy Twitter very much. It's much better as a platform when you use it in a smaller circle of your interests, in my opinion. Ignore the bots, don't let it algorithm-ize your feed, and just follow what you're interested in.

That said, this new feature does sound really dumb. :p
Yeah, that's a good way to use it. Didn't realize you can turn off algorithmic feed and the "quality filter." Sadly, I don't think this is the normal way people use Twitter.
 
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Yeah, that's a good way to use it. Didn't realize you can turn off algorithmic feed and the "quality filter." Sadly, I don't think this is the normal way people use Twitter.
I’ve been on long enough and every time it’s like “want to show xyz feature in your timeline or switch back to the “personalized” feed?” I tell it no and it’s kind of learned over time to ask me less. But you’re right. People don’t use it that way very often.
 
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I’ve been on long enough and every time it’s like “want to show xyz feature in your timeline or switch back to the “personalized” feed?” I tell it no and it’s kind of learned over time to ask me less. But you’re right. People don’t use it that way very often.
Then they're very nice. Most similar places give you the option but eventually force it anyway, so I didn't even try.
 
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Everyone should stop using Tw@tter… you’ll all feel better.
Or maybe it would be better to let them all be collected in a single place. It is my understanding that when it began to get the worst was when tumblr imploded and triggered migration of platforms in waves... I’m the social media illiterate though.
 
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I've been tweeting for 10 years and I have just over 300 followers. I only follow 128 people. I use it to keep in contact with a handful of people I want to see what they're up to (mostly tech and video game related) and only a few "celebrities", mostly musicians. If you only go on with the intent of gaining tons of followers, you aren't going to enjoy Twitter very much. It's much better as a platform when you use it in a smaller circle of your interests, in my opinion. Ignore the bots, don't let it algorithm-ize your feed, and just follow what you're interested in.

That said, this new feature does sound really dumb. :p
I’ve been using Twitter since 2008.

I don’t care about followers; in fact, I just had to check my numbers, because I was pretty sure I was over the 600 threshold, but not positive. Turns out, I’m well over 2000.

I just follow the people/accounts I find interesting, reply/engage when I choose, ignore the idiots, and move on.

I mostly enjoy it, but, like Reddit, Twitter is what you make of it. Your experience is 80% whom you follow and engage with, 20% trending topics. I have a very close friend who has a completely different Twitter experience, because they follow very specific fan accounts for shows I don’t watch, and they never look at trending topics.

As for Spaces, I’ve enjoyed a couple of them hosted by people I follow, and they were very closely curated, on highly specific topics. They weren’t just people shooting the ****.
 
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Twitter is full of security holes. Every few months, my account shows I'm following someone that I never followed, typically someone that posts in an Arabic script that I don't understand.
But it is mainly full of free speech suppressing and blatant censorship. Became irrelevant. Leave it, find some other freedom backing alternative. Shares starting to plummet.
 
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