Twitter is considering auctioning off user names for additional revenue - The New York Times
At the end of last year, Telegram launched a platform for selling and buying popular nicknames through an auction. Now this scheme is being discussed on the social network Twitter.
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The New York Times, citing several anonymous sources familiar with the plans, writes that Twitter is considering selling user names to generate new revenue. And all because the new owner Elon Musk (Elon Musk) after the deal is trying every way to revive the business and increase profits.
Thus, talks about the sale of some of the names have been held since at least December. The developers are discussing the launch of online auctions, where people can bid on the names of users that are the words, numbers or strings of characters following the @ sign (for example, @elonmusk, although that nickname will certainly not be sold).
Moreover, Musk recently announced that Twitter would begin deleting inactive accounts - a total of about 1.5 billion.
Twitter and Musk himself did not respond to requests for comment.
Source: The New York Times