My thinking on how to fix twitter

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Over the last few months I keep hearing on how twitter is a failing company that has no control over its content and users.

I have been doing some thinking and figure that this could be a good step in the right direction in creating a safer, easier to control platform for everyone. These are my thoughts only so some people may not agree.

New verified Users

My first focus would be on the verified users as I don’t think that this is being utilized enough at the moment.
I would look at adding in a few more levels to the verification so that everyone can get verified and therefore validate who they are, this will help with the creation of fake accounts in twitter.
The other categories should be Manufacture’s and Celebrity’s and that s it…

The new verified users can have a different colour icons depending on what they are verified for example

The main thinking is once you have been verified and confirmed as you really being you then it gives more control over what and who you can see.

Controlling your content

So the first step is now completed and you are now a verified user, what should happen now is you can go into your settings and turn off showing non-verified users and\or block them. This way if you are a spam user and not showing who you really are then you cannot abuse or spam other users.

Secondly depending on how you want to use twitter you can also turn on or off the other categories of verified users giving you more control over the content that you see.