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NFTs are just about pointlessly flexing online. It’s a crappy class system, a way for crypto nerds to show off how much money they can spend.— Ellen Rose (@icklenellierose) January 20, 2022
And they get excited about stuff like this because - as much as they pretend they don’t - they want everyone to care about it SO MUCH. https://t.co/fnNYULhwVD
twitter will now allow users to prove that they spent $400,000 on an atrocious cartoon ape— Neeraj K. Agrawal (@NeerajKA) January 20, 2022
Twitter is spending engineering resources on this bs while crypto scammers are throwing a spambot block party in every thread!?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 21, 2022
BTW when you start seeing people with the hex avatars, don't reply, don't quote retweet, just ignore or block them.— foone (@Foone) January 20, 2022
Twitter hasn't missed that a lot of users hate this. Twitter is counting on it.
I'm not mad at Twitter's NFT avatar feature, I'm mad that it took this long for Twitter to ship *any* avatar feature. There are so many things they could have/could do there...— Drew Breunig (@dbreunig) January 20, 2022
NFT profile pics are a great feature actually. just imagine if Facebook tagged that high school acquaintance who "just reached out to catch up" with a little Herbalife logo so you know to ignore them.— Geoff Thew (@G0ffThew) January 20, 2022
There's actually a MAJOR PROBLEM with the new Twitter PFP feature.— Adam Hollander (@HollanderAdam) January 20, 2022
It appears to work for ANY NFT in your collection. Not just verified collections.
That means someone can just right-click-save any NFT, mint it, and then use it as their PFP ?
You were so close Twitter. Why ?
So just to be clear Twitter wasn't super interested in finding a way to mark accounts of actual medical professionals during a two year pandemic but sure had time to work on give special profiles to NFT owners— Pwn All The Things (@pwnallthethings) January 21, 2022
Once upon a time, if you saw an egg avatar or a fairly specific kind of anime picture, you could guess that was a Twitter account to avoid.— Richard Lawler (@rjcc) January 20, 2022
Now Twitter is helpfully giving NFT profile pictures their own special shape, and you can decide what to do with that information. https://t.co/fPHv8mXHxB
This made me realize that NFTs could spark a DMCA of images all over the Internet how it’s already done for movies and music. Imagine having your profile picture be your idol, let’s say Mohammed Ali, but someone purchased that NFT of that image,& you get DMCA striked for using it https://t.co/gjTXOKJK6v— Kyle Baker (@kylebaker) January 20, 2022
OK, OK, OK...— Adam Hollander (@HollanderAdam) January 20, 2022
There are far too many comments to continue addressing them 1-1. So here's a bunch of thoughts in no particular order.
1. I agree that verification on OpenSea is an unmitigated disaster and ideally shouldn't be the basis of the new Twitter NFT PFP feature.
Real issue here is that most GIF search engines, which mostly just using GIPHY's API, tend to surface old references. Twitter search is a notorious offender.— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) January 20, 2022
So you end up with the common GIFs being things that were popular 10+ years ago like The Office.https://t.co/SYuuFfkgTZ
Beyond excited to power @Twitter’s new NFT Profile Picture feature on @TwitterBlue. Monumental moment for NFT & Web3 communities, Twitter and @QuickNode. Super proud of all involved in making this a reality and look forward to seeing your NFTs on Twitter! #NewNFTProfilePic https://t.co/92UmqPNMaB— QuickNode ? We're Hiring! ? (@QuickNode) January 20, 2022
Twitter Rolls Out Verified NFT Profile Picture Feature— NonFungible.com (@nonfungibles) January 21, 2022
According to @nonfungibles, there has been $517 million in #NFT sales over the past week. It reported that 277,509 NFTs have been sold on primary and secondary markets.https://t.co/h7S996Bo9j via @Crypto_Potato
'Behind this decision is an assumption that users on all three social media sites want to be involved in buying, selling, and displaying NFTs. But none have provided evidence to back up this assumption.' Great as always by @stokel https://t.co/5mA7xtNwrc— Natasha Bernal (@TashaBernal) January 21, 2022
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