Twitter is one of the most sought after go-to resource for breaking news and real-time information and it seems that the microblogging platform now wants to cash-in on its popularity as an experimental @eventparrot account has emerged using which Twitter is testing its breaking news system.
The @eventparrot account popped up on Twitter; is being owned by the company itself; has been modeled after the recently announced @magicrecs account and most of its initial followers were Twitter executives and employees including Dick Costolo, Evan Williams, and Jack Dorsey. The profile of the @eventparrot account reads, “This is a Twitter experiment. Follow me to receive direct messages that help you keep up with what’s happening in the world.”
Twitter hasn’t officially commented on this news, but since the account was opened @eventparrot has managed to garner 17,718 followers as of this writing. In its first ever tweet, the @eventparrot said, “Hello World! So happy to keep in the know about what’s happening in the world. Please send us feedback by replying to the direct messages.”
The idea behind the new experimental account is simple. Twitter will likely take away the burden off your shoulders regarding who to follow by ensuring that @eventparrot sends out links to news items that are being read / noticed by people you are connected to.