Black-Owned App Surges To No. 1 After Elon Musk Imposes Daily Limits On Twitter

Spill is No.1 in the App Store.

Elon Musk is continuing his reign of terror--er, um ownership of Twitter. The Billionaire mogul announced new rate limits that will prevent unverified (unpaid) users from viewing more than 600 tweets a day--the limit is set to increase to 800.

However, the announcement only galvanized Black Twitter users who used the latest stunt to look for a new home.

Enter Spill.

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According to AfroTech, the social media site was created by Alphonzo “Phonz” Terrell and DeVaris Brown — two former Twitter employees — and is built around creating safety for diverse communities.

“Our thesis was if we could build a platform from the ground up that caters to these groups, these culture drivers, and then solve the core problems that they’re facing, that our community is facing more specifically, that would make for a better experience for everyone,” Spill co-founder Terrell told AfroTech in an interview.

According to recent reports from AfroTech, the support of Black tweeters sent the app soaring to the top of the Apple App Store where it hit number one and is still hovering in the top five.

The company, however, is letting people know that the app is not exclusively-Black--a fact that is drawing criticism from some and understanding from others.

Spill is currently only available for iPhone users, but there are, so far, several notables who have signed up.

Accessing the app currently requires an invite code and there has definitely been some gatekeeping going on.

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The app should also soon be available for Android users.

Still, so far--so good.

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