Paul Stenhouse: Are you a Twitter 'super follower'?

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Newstalk ZB,
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Sat, 6 Mar 2021, 11:23AM

Paul Stenhouse: Are you a Twitter 'super follower'?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 6 Mar 2021, 11:23AM

Twitter’s rolling out “Super Followers” 

Imagine getting exclusive Jack Tame content via Twitter for $4.99 a month. A Jack Tame supporter badge could be added to your profile, with exclusive content, super follower only newsletters, special deals and access to the Jack Tame community. It’s a way to give back to creators you enjoy and keep those creators on the Twitter platform. 
 
Twitter has also announced “communities” which you can join and follow, like Facebook Groups.  
 
Both features are still to launch, but last time Twitter talked about subscription products and pro features their stock price jumped. It seems this is where the analysts want Twitter to go. 
 
Zoom meetings get accessible 

Captions are coming to all accounts - including free accounts. You’ll be able to enable live ai generated closed captions. It’s a feature their pro accounts have had for a while and brings them up to parity with Google’s Hangouts. It’s a great feature for folks who are hard of hearing, but also for those who multi-task. If you miss what someone said, thankfully there’s a slight delay in the caption and you can catch the question on screen - perhaps that tip comes from personal experience!  
 
Lyft has reinvented.. calling a taxi  

Not everyone has a smartphone, but lots of people need rides. So what do you do? You use your phone to call Lyft and sort out a ride. Yes, Lyft has reinvented calling the taxi company.  

They're trialing the service in Florida where there is a significant older population. They'll quote you an up front price, then when you book you'll get text updates with the status of the ride. What's old is new again! 

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