Blitter, a new app that launched last Friday (Oct. 6) that seeks to be an exclusive space combining the best of Black Twitter, is currently trending on the traditional Twitter network. The reactions to the app launch have been robust so far, but only iPhone users can hop on the train for now.
Developer Patrick Francis launched the app via iTunes with the following descriptor:
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!
Other highlights of the app is users will be able to post statuses up to 120 characters, like posts, leave comments along with tags, follow other users, browse popular or recent posts, record quick videos, and privately chatting with followers or creating group chats.
Perhaps the most telling aspect of Blitter is that it will be a space where racism, sexism, or hate speech will lead to a user losing their account. Definitely a departure from the minefield of Twitter on that front.
Naturally, Black Twitter users are reacting to the news and even announcing a defection. We’ve collected some of the responses below and on the following pages.
After I log on to Twitter an see everybody gone to blitter pic.twitter.com/Oiw9py7NdC
— APthaniggauNeed (@APthaG) October 9, 2017
Y'all can go to blitter. I'll be chilling here till y'all come back. pic.twitter.com/bZ8T7lSzDd
— TJ (@MrGoodBeard_) October 9, 2017
— noire (@tripscore) October 8, 2017
Me creating a Blitter account after slandering it on TL pic.twitter.com/MuFd1QjBlb
— I Hate Yall (@mvrgvn) October 9, 2017
Caucasians catfishing as black people to get on Blitter pic.twitter.com/2S8dvXiGqs
— Comedian Khairy (@NOTKhairy) October 9, 2017