Twitter has implemented a new measure that requires users to create an account in order to view tweets on its web platform.
This action was taken in response to what Twitter owner Elon Musk referred to as “extreme levels of data scraping,” where large amounts of data were being taken from the platform.
Musk claims that this data scraping was degrading the service for regular users. The move is seen as a temporary emergency measure to protect Twitter’s data and prevent AI tools from searching the platform.
However, this decision could have negative consequences for Twitter. By making tweets inaccessible to the general public, the platform’s content may receive a lower ranking from search engine algorithms, resulting in fewer visitors being directed to the site from search engines like Google.
Critics have also raised privacy concerns and highlighted the potential reduction in Twitter’s reach and exposure from external links and embeds.
Since Elon Musk took over as Twitter’s CEO, the platform has made decisions that have caused issues for users.
This latest move could be seen as an attempt to push people into signing up for the platform and increasing its user base.
However, it remains to be seen if this strategy will be successful or if it will backfire, as previous modifications to Twitter have faced criticism and encountered problems.
Twitter has been experiencing glitches and issues under the leadership of new CEO Linda Yaccarino. Users have reported account suspensions and difficulties in contacting Twitter support.
Elon Musk justified the recent measure by claiming that numerous organizations were aggressively scraping Twitter data, negatively impacting the user experience.
In addition to restricting access to tweets, Twitter has also introduced limitations for free users, such as a limitation on the number of direct messages (DMs) they can send in a day.
If you want to access additional features, you’ll have to subscribe to Twitter’s premium subscription service called Twitter Blue, which allows you to send longer tweets, undo tweets, and access premium content.