Twitter seems to be experimenting with a new feature that would bring breaking news directly into users’ inboxes.
A new account dubbed @eventparrot has showed up on the popular social network with the description stating: “This is a Twitter experiment. Follow me to receive direct messages that help you keep up with what's happening in the world”. Users following this account receive DMs with breaking news and links to popular news outlets such as CNN.
The account hasn't been officially endorsed by Twitter just yet, but due to its similarity to another successful Twitter experiment, @MagicRecs, and the fact that @eventparrot is followed by Twitter staff we can make an educated guess and say this is probably official.
Company execs have publicly said that they are constantly experimenting with new ways to bring important info to their users, and with a looming IPO you can be sure Twitter is looking for ways to bolster its future earning potential.