Twitter in recent has been trying various ways to generate some revenue for the company. After releasing Promoted Tweets, @earlybird, there has been new rumors about twitter working on another account @twittershoutout. This new feature will let you “contribute your shoutouts to peeps,” says the account on twitter.
While details are so far lacking, the account (@twittershoutout), which is yet protected, we assume would deliver the ability to provide kudos to fellow users in a way that works around the service’s practice of obscuring @replies to people you don’t follow. Based on our speculation, we think it’s possible that people (and brands) could send you shoutouts, which would be displayed in parallel to your favorites and retweets, which you could display, much like badges, on your account, when friends send you kudos. The new account is presently being followed by 175 accounts and already listed in 13 lists and lot of followers of the list look like twitter Employees or related to twitter in someway or the other.
We will keep you posted one we get any official information about this from twitter.