Anyone connected to social media on a regular basis knows what kind of impact Black Twitter has had on the world.
Like melanin-bathed vigilantes, the community has made a sport out of calling out social injustices, provided collective moral support on a case-by-case basis, supplied unmatched comic relief surrounding popular cultural and social occurrences and even thoroughly investigated crimes because who else is gonna' have our backs?
Naturally, the next step in Black Twitter advancement is the creation of a new and exclusive platform. Allow us to introduce you to Blitter– Black Twitter manifested in app form.
Blitter = Black Twitter. Our time has come. pic.twitter.com/zhyVGklkN5— big spank (@KingChapo6) October 8, 2017
According to the app's description in the iTunes store:
"Blitter is a social network built on love, passion, and empathy. Blitter does not condone racism, sexism, harassment, bots, or hate speech whatsoever. We are 100% independent from any investors and display no ads!"
Additionally, the description explains users found to be spewing hate speech will have their accounts deactivated and be whisked away from the party.
The app was founded by a developer named Patrick Francis who has spearheaded all aspects of the project from the jump. First launched on October 6th of this year, the app is just over two months old but has a growing audience, with some users even saying they're making a full on move to Blitter from Twitter.
Blitter allows users to enjoy functions that merge Twitter, Instagram and Vine into one tool– including posting statuses with up to 120 characters, taking in-app photos, uploading videos up to 15 seconds, and creating Vine-esque videos with start and stop capabilities.
Users can also get quite social with the app, with the ability to like posts, leave comments, use hashtags, and chat privately or in group messages. Some users have even used the community-based feel of the app to create new friendships and bring them into the real world.
For now, the app is only available to iOS users, but with the growing interest surrounding the platform, we foresee an Android download coming in the near future.
If you're intrigued by the app, don't wait, we suggest signing up and getting a feel for what it has to offer. With rave reviews in the app store praising the platform for being black-owned, garnering community-based vibes and a hate-free approach, we think it might be just the thing to make all of us who love Black Twitter and its colorful quirks feel right at home.
Oh heavens, I had forgotten what Twitter looked like. I’ve been on Blitter all day... well, toodles! back to Blitter I go!@GetOnBlitter— Jessica (@jessicas_island) October 7, 2017
After I log on to Twitter an see everybody gone to blitter pic.twitter.com/Oiw9py7NdC— Big Sample (@APthaG) October 9, 2017
Me still on Twitter after all my friends have gone to Blitter. pic.twitter.com/CKcwLqFwAD— lil sno’dak (@jayysnoww) October 9, 2017