PublishedJanuary 13, 2023, 08:28 AM
InternetTwitter plans to sell usernames
To increase their income, Elon Musk’s social network can auction the names of inactive accounts.
After the launch of a new paid subscription formula for Twitter, including account authentication, the social network is looking for other ways to generate new revenue. The platform has been considering selling some usernames since at least December last year, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Engineers have discussed running online auctions to offer dormant accounts to the highest bidders. However, it is not known if this plan will be implemented and which accounts will be affected.
Last month, Elon Musk announced that Twitter “soon will begin reclaiming the namespace of 1.5 billion accounts,” noting that these are accounts that have not tweeted and have been inactive for years.
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