We recently started to follow @MagicRecs after we heard a lot of buzz that it was an official Twitter account under cover testing out a new idea. Okay, it wasn’t undercover since it actually said “This is a Twitter experiment” in the profile description. But it seems that isn’t the only experiment Twitter may be concocting latety.
The keen eyes of our friends at TheNextWeb discovered a new account floating around the TwitterSpace. Actually, it’s flying. It’s @EventParrot. And while no one is certain it’s a Twitter-led account, TNW was smart enough to look at the first followers (a great trick by the way when narrowing down the true identity of a Twitter account) who happen to be Isaac Hepworth, Paul Stamatiou and Gabriel Stricker, all members of the Twitter staff.
Breaking News @EventParrot works differently
There are hundreds for breaking news Twitter accounts, but they all work the same way. They send tweets and expect you to catch them in the never-ending Twitter feed. If you happen to be napping, you’ll miss it when you wake up (unless you have alerts set up). But in the case of @EventParrot, you’ll be notified about the breaking news by a tweet that lands in your Direct Messages bin.
Direct messaging has always been a great feature, and for many users, underused. Perhaps this is Twitter’s plan to prove to investors that users are catching on, trying new things and proving their worth ahead of Twitter’s IPO.
Speaking of Twitter’s IPO, we’ve read numerous reports that it is planned for November 15, 2013.
Get your checkbooks ready and start paying more attention to your direct messages.