Thursday, September 16

Twitter introduces a new feature: Communities | Digital Trends Spanish

After the Super Follow, Twitter is preparing to launch a new feature announced a while ago: the so-called Communities.

These Twitter Communities will be conversation spaces associated with a specific topic; They will be managed by moderators and users must be invited to a community to participate.

Now, the main objective of a community on Twitter has to do with the themes. The Communities will revolve around a theme and will be independent of the timeline main user, so that those who participate in a community will know that their tweets will be of interest to the rest of the members of the same.

Although community tweets will be visible to anyone, only people who are part of one will be able to interact, either by replying, retweeting or giving a I like it to messages. Furthermore, these groups may have their own rules regarding which topics to allow and which topics to veto.

Broadly speaking, Twitter Communities sound -on paper- like what other social networks with similar spaces have done; In particular, Facebook Groups fulfill a very similar function regarding topics of conversation, administration, moderation and so on.

Twitter says that the Communities will serve to avoid sending spam on topics that may not be interesting to the followers of a user in general. Likewise, and although each community may have its own rules, these will be governed by the general rules of Twitter as a platform and the same applies to the administrators of each one.

The new Communities feature will be launched in a limited way on September 8, but little by little Twitter will open them not only to more topics, but to new languages; Initially, most Communities will be led by users whose primary language is English.

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