Jack Dorsey would rather give you a bitcoin wallet than Twitter features worth paying for


Thanks I guess

Twitter Blue — the social network’s first subscription product that adds an undo button to Tweets with features such as changing the color of icons and adding folders for bookmarks — launched on Thursday. It’s limited to Canada and Australia for now, but has already drawn attention for its lack of features people would be willing to pay for Twitter, such as no ads, or better handling of harassment. equipment.

Which makes Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s thread today, the day after the product launched, somewhat humorous and depressing. What can we say: man loves to talk about bitcoin, even when there are other more pressing matters at hand!

I’m not a bitcoin expert, but certainly, building a product out in the open, with the goal of being inclusive and open source sounds fine to me, especially since Square already invests heavily in the currency. As with most things people tweet, it’s best to take this as off-the-cuff music rather than an official product announcement. Dorsey made similar announcements via twitter thread – such as funding a decentralized version of Twitter – which have only made a small amount of public progress since they were tweeted in Ether.

What it may uncover, however, is how Dorsey’s focus is shifting to acting as CEO of both Twitter and payments company Square. Elliot Management, an investor in the company, has raised this issue earlier as well. Running Twitter is a task it’s fast losing track of, along with wall street journal Reporting in October that Dorsey “works highly hands-on, delegating most major decisions to subordinates so that he can pursue his personal passions.” He came out and said today at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami that if he wasn’t running Square and Twitter, he would be working on bitcoin. He seems so good at finding a way to work on bitcoin anyway.

Twitter’s recent sprint of new product announcements shows off some person Want to change things on Twitter. Creator subscription systems like social audio features like Spaces and Super Followers are legitimately interesting—maybe not for Dorsey. but as platformerCasey Newton NotesTwitter Blue, as an example of the company’s new focus on power users, doesn’t really offer many of the features power users want. And if his silence on the subject is any indication, perhaps Dorsey and users are attuned to their indifference to the paid service.

Jack, if you’re listening, there’s nothing stopping you from becoming a wandering friar who is living off fake money from your overclocked GPU. Just please, if you hate it so much, let someone else run your website.

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