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Ex-Twitter employees create alternative platform


Two former employees of Twitter, Alphonzo “Phonz” Terrell and DeVaris Brown, have created an alternative social media platform called, ‘Spill’.

According to Techcrunch, the duo while announcing the new platform described it as “a real-time conversational platform that puts culture first.

They also stated that they expect that the platform will launch in about six to eight weeks.

“Even before I left Twitter, over the last several months, I was just talking to Black female creators, talking to Black queer creators and I’m like, ‘How do you make your money? Is any platform supporting you? Does the idea of Spill interest you?”

According to him, the new platform will use blockchain technology to chart how posts go viral and compensate the creators behind them.

Terrell is one of thousands of employees laid off upon Elon Musk’s takeover.

Terrell, served as the Twitter global head of Social & Editorial, while Brown was a product manager lead at Twitter working on machine learning, but left Twitter in 2020 to found Meroxa, a Series A startup that makes it easier for companies to build their data pipelines.

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