In a bizarre move, Twitter announced in a blog post that users can use the micro-blogging service for free only by using consonants in their tweets. Yes, you read that right. You can no more use vowels — A, E, I, O, U — in your tweets and if you want to continue tweeting using vowels, then a fee of $5 per month will be charged.
The change is effective from April 1st onwards. Twitter has been struggling hard to generate revenue and has failed terribly to sell ad slots for advertisers. Hence, the company has come up with this amazing concept which it thinks is the best for not only increasing its revenue, but also to make interaction between Twitter users a meaningful one.
Here’s what Twitter had to say about the disruptive approach to scl ntwrkng:
We’re doing this because we believe that by eliminating vowels, we’ll encourage a more efficient and “dense” form of communication. We also see an opportunity to diversify our revenue stream.
In addition to that, Twitter has also announced that it is now offering “a single character extension, expanding the length of a Tweet to 141 characters, for those moments when you need just one more character to finish your thought.”
You can read more about the new service Twttr here. Hppy twttng
P.S. Happy April Fool’s Day ;)