Celebs Get All the Twitter Perks
There goes your chance to get a retweet from one of the Kardashians.
Buried under the news of its upcoming IPO, Twitter released a feature that will enable verified users to better manage the often large number of conversations they have on the network.
Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Ashton Kutcher and others will now be able to navigate their “@” mentions by category – all (which includes every mention), filtered (those @ mentions that aren’t considered spam by Twitter), and verified. Under the verified category, verified users will only see @ mentions from other verified users - typically celebrities and industry influencers (indicated with a blue check mark next to their name).
Twitter indicated that the new feature is available to all verified users and that it will roll out the offering to mobile in the near future.