Twitter went from being an initially difficult to understand concept of a social platform to becoming the great public square of the Internet, and as a public square, many did not like it when it finally fell into the hands of Elon Musk last fall.
Such was the commotion with the arrival of Elon Musk on Twitter that the number of alternatives began to grow, and Mastodon’s position as the main alternative improved, waiting for the possible bankruptcy of Twitter to be able to take its place.
Verification as a distinctive element that you do not want to lose
But with Twitter being active, one more measure from Musk recently arrived that many did not like either, which is the loss of the legacy verification mark from the previous verification system, urging those interested to maintain it by becoming Twitter Blue subscribers.
T2, the working name for an alternative to Twitter created by two employees of the bluebird platform, wants to pick up the gauntlet and make it possible for users who already have the legacy Twitter checkmark to transfer it to their platform.
To do this, they will have to fill out a form, which will take them about three minutes, to be able to transfer the verification inherited from Twitter to their accounts.
Note that those who have the verification mark on Twitter for being Twitter Blue subscribers will not be able to use this function.
Its creators are already working on other possibilities to obtain verification once Twitter eliminates the legacy verification, taking into account that T2 is available by invitation, and there are interested parties who are still on the waiting list.
T2, one more candidate to take the place of Twitter
In addition to this novelty, T2 has just added a former Discord executive as its new CTO to its staff, in addition to launching a new design, which will be quite familiar to Twitter users, although the new alternative platform aims to offer a more similar but without being as complex as Twitter today.
T2, like many other newly created alternatives, will have to take the necessary steps to continue its growth and find itself in an important position within the social media landscape.
In this sense, the one who is best positioned as an alternative, although it has been with us for a long time, is Mastodon, to the point of getting the fediverso to start taking on relevance that even Tumblr, Flickr, Flipboard and other platforms are working on integrations.
Time will tell us how far each alternative will be able to go, and if any end up falling by the wayside, something that is not surprising given the stiff competition there is as a platform for a public square.