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NBA Twitter reacts to Michael Porter Jr’s red-hot first quarter

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May 27, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Denver Nuggets small forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) shoots the ball during the first half of game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

May 27, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Denver Nuggets small forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) shoots the ball during the first half of game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Twitter could not get over Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr’s ridiculous first quarter performance against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday.

This past Tuesday, the NBA world watched as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard put on a legendary performance in Game 5 against the Denver Nuggets. Lillard scored 55 points, made 12 3-pointers (a new NBA Playoffs record) and sent the game into single- and double-overtime on two clutch shots.

Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. got a up-close look at that production and apparently decided that he was going to go scorched earth in Game 6. Porter scored 22 points in the first quarter, where he made 8-of-10 shots from the field and made 6-of-7 3-point attempts!

NBA Twitter reacted accordingly to the ridiculous offensive output by Porter on Thursday night.

OH GOD ITS MICHAEL PORTER JR NIGHT

— TrashTalk (@TrashTalk_fr) June 4, 2021

Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr’s red-hot first quarter in Game 6 vs. the Trail Blazers

Porter literally and figuratively put the team on his back in the first quarter. The only players in Denver’s starting lineup to score in the first act were forward Aaron Gordon with 3 points and guard Austin Rivers with 2 points, on one shot apiece. But that can be attributed to the Nuggets wisely feeding the hot hand that was Porter.

This was quite the way for Porter to build off of his Game 5 performance. Porter was essentially an automatic bucket through 48 minutes of playing time, where he scored 26 points while shooting 10-for-13 from the field and 3-for-5 from behind the arc in Denver’s 147-140 victory.

With Denver one win away from advancing to the second round, Porter decided to take matters into his own hands with a stellar first quarter.

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Twitter Reopens Verification Requests, After A Short Break

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After it paused verification requests for a couple of days, Twitter announced that they are open again, in case you want to get verified.

The company previously halted the process due to the high volume of pending applications. “We’re rolling in verification requests. So we gotta hit pause on accepting any more for now while we review the ones that have been submitted.” Twitter noted in its announcement.

Getting verified on Twitter was disabled for years, and only some notable accounts could get that blue badge through direct contact with the company. Twitter again opened its doors for public verifications on May 20th.

Of course, it’s predictable that Twitter will again receive a slew of requests for getting verified, and they may stop accepting applications for days to evaluate the pending requests. Verification has been disabled for a long time, and now many accounts think they deserve a blue badge.

Twitter verification is open, but it’s not for everyone

Just because Twitter allows you to send your verification requests, it doesn’t mean you are eligible to get verified. Only notable accounts and famous public figures can receive the verification badge in the new process. So others have no chance for it, or at least have a little chance.

Moreover, Twitter has defined specific categories, and any account requesting verification must fall into one of these categories. Entertainment activists, activists or Influencers, brands, government officials or affiliates, professional sports or e-sports entities, and journalists or news organizations can send their applications to Twitter.

Of course, falling into any of these categories won’t guarantee account verification. You need to be a notable person in your industry to get verified.

Also, the government-issued ID is not the only supported document for checking your identity and background. You can either use official email addresses or official websites. This is a good alternative for government officials and those who are working in sensitive organizations.

Anyway, Twitter is again open to accepting verification requests. If you think your account is eligible for getting a blue badge, don’t hesitate to send your application to Twitter.

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Micro-blogging platform Twitter is gearing up to roll out a new subscription service ‘Twitter Blue’ which will provide users with a wide variety of features in lieu of a monthly fee.

The news was shared by Twitter itself in the iOS App Store. Meanwhile, famed researcher, Jane Manchun Wong, one of the first paying customers, also revealed some details about the new ‘Twitter Blue’ service.

Twitter confirms “Twitter Blue”, which costs $2.99 per month by publicly including such In-App Purchase on the App Store

For testing, I’ve become the first paying Twitter Blue customer

Twitter Blue comes with Color Themes as well as custom App Icons

Reader Mode coming soon https://t.co/RxQHwi6apl pic.twitter.com/UC7kfNS9PE

— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 27, 2021

Twitter Blue subscription price:

In order to use the ‘Twitter Blue’ service, users will have to pay a monthly subscription to utilise the add-on features and to enhance their on-platform experience. Users will have to pay a monthly subscription of USD 2.29 (Rs 177) per month, and it is the latest paid offering.

What is Twitter Blue and its features?

The social media giant had informed that it is working on all fronts on a paid service to provide a premium set of features to the users. The confirmation of the subscription service came after the Twitter app’s listing on the app store mentioned a new in-app purchase.

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Some of the features of Twitter Blue:

1.Coloured themes: The new ‘Twitter Blue’ will offer users different coloured themes and custom icons. Users will now have a large number of options to select from different colour themes. One can also change the app’s colour to red, green, yellow, orange and others.

2. Undo Tweets: Users will now get the option to undo tweets if they start using Twitter Blue services. The new option will enable individuals to retract their sent tweets within seconds of posting them. It could also assist users in catching their grammatical mistakes.

3.Reader Mode: Reader Mode will help the users to convert tweet threads into easy to read text. With the help of Reader mode, one can merge all the tweets into a single screen. However, this feature is still in development mode.

4.Bookmarks collection: The collection for Bookmarks will help the users to categorise their saved tweets into one folder. With this exclusive feature, users can spend more time managing their favourite content and will be useful in eCommerce listings.

5.App icons: If you subscribe to Twitter Blue, you can choose from various custom icons. The custom icons are available in various colour options like pink, purple, yellow, orange and blue.

Twitter Blue launch date

Twitter Blue is expected to hit the markets soon but as of now, there has been no official statement on the launch date. Recently, Twitter acquired Scroll which is a subscription service that eliminates advertisements from news websites. Reports suggest that Scroll might also be bundled along with the new feature of Twitter.

READ ALSO| Verification process on Twitter resumes: Step-by-step guide on how to get a blue tick

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