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Thursday, June 30, 2016

How Twitter Stickers searchable like Hashtags indicates maturing Sticker Economy on Social Media

Twitter is apparently not taking the fact that Snapchat has surpassed them lying down as I'd pointed out in my blog article entitled “How Snapchat 150 million Daily users surpasses Twitter and threatens Instagram”.

On Monday June 27th 2016, Twitter  rolled out virtual stickers as per their blog post article “Introducing #Stickers on Twitter”, published Monday, June 27, 2016 By Sasank Reddy, Twitter.



From June 2, 2016
Check out this Tweet on their @Twitter Feed:



Hundreds are available at launch; standard Unicode emoji and original works of art from Twitter.

You can place as many sticker on a photograph as you wish and they're rotatable and resizable
Stickers are the new economy of social networks and messaging apps and is even set to become a source of Revenue for rival Snapchat as predicted in my blog article entitled “Why Snapchat buying Bitstrips heralds Polaroid trend for Personal Printable Emoji Stickers”.


Twitter, however, allows you to search their stickers like hashtags; best of all, they have many planned for almost every occasion all year round. Twitter may even monetize this, with advertisers paying Twitter to link business ads and bots to certain specific Stickers.

Once you click on a sticker, an alternate timeline appears that lists everyone else using the same sticker as noted in the article “Twitter adds stickers for photos and lets you search them like hashtags”, published June 27, 2016 by Casey Newton, The Verge.

One thing is for sure; searchable Stickers indicates a maturing Sticker Economy on Social Media, moving away from temporary art form to a more permanent statement of individualism.

So twitter users, one more reason to stick with Twitter and avoid the Snapchat Crowd!


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