A new way to receive and show support on Twitter: with money and a privacy fiasco
And other creator-first strategies on social apps
👋 After Clubhouse added a direct payment option for listeners to support creators,
🦅 Twitter is testing a new Tip Jar feature: a new way for people to send and receive tips and show support, another feature it’s users had unofficially pioneered.
🔎 As it doesn’t require a real name, one can be anonymous on Twitter. But because the Tip Jar bounces you to a third-party payment platform, you’re suddenly playing by different rules - a privacy fiasco that was entirely avoidable.