- MTN has stopped their free Twitter service for its users
- The network provider determined that 11 million people used the service, but they don’t know how many will be left behind
- Mzansi celebs have shared their thoughts about what Twitter is like since the era of free Twitter ended
Mzansi was heartbroken to hear that network provider, MTN would be stopping their free Twitter service for its users and according to some celebs, Twitter is no longer the same.
MTN took to their Twitter page, naturally, to announce the end of a generation and to bid farewell to the legacy that is free Twitter.
Those who were avid users of the service only had a few days to sort themselves out before they found themselves without the popular app, but it still came as a surprise to many people.
Briefly.co.za learned that since MTN stopped the service, there has already been a sharp decline in the number of interactions and tweets on Twitter as less people will be willing to use the app now that they have to pay for it.
TimesLIVE reports that over 11 million people were using their service, and now that it is shut down, there is no real indication of how many will stay active users.
Twitter has become a crucial tool for celebs to connect with their fans on a more personal level, but some celebs can already see the difference, however they are not sure if they like the change.
1. Cassper Nyovest
Mr #FillUp is a no stranger to the app, and is probably one of its most dedicated users, but he is saddened by how quiet it has become and he probably feels like that he doesn’t have anyone to talk to now.
2. Ntsiki Mazwai
The musician is not happy about the change because there is now less people to share opinions. Ntsiki feels that because only the people who can afford it are left, it means that there will be fewer unique ideas.
The curvy model had a good laugh when she noticed that the number of haters appearing on her timeline dropped significantly after MTN jumped ship on free Twitter.
4. Fikile Mbalula
The Former Police Chief felt that without the service, so many South Africans will be left without a voice and he is concerned about how the country could move forward.
As one does on Twitter, the hashtag #RIPFreeTwiter surfaced as people bid farewell to the service.
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