The social media site’s new tipping feature signals a broader shift towards a creator-first platform

Still, the company has a long way to go in order to fully build out a creator economy, like adding legal guidance and tightening security.
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By Scott Nover

39 mins ago

The lines between user and influencer are blurring rapidly, even for social media companies like Twitter that have been frankly unaccustomed to treating their most popular users as creators. Twitter, which will soon allow creators to paywall their tweets as part of its Super Follow feature, has just started to roll out a tipping system to get the money flowing.