Twitter can solve harassment right now with verified accounts by Jason Calacanis.
Jason’s proposal to stop harassment on Twitter is simplicity itself. Twitter would add a forth privacy option that limits the tweets you see to users who have been “verified.” Where “verified” means they have a “real world” address and identity. Easier to hold them responsible for harassment. Twitter’s incentive is a nominal annual fee for the verification option.
Jason extols the many benefits of his proposal so see the original post.
Jason doesn’t mention demand for the verified option. If offered to all Twitter users at once, demand would outstrip their ability to respond. Better to offer “verification” to blocks of users and maintain a high quality experience.
Let’s get Twitter’s attention on Jason’s post. Let’s make it a trending topic on Twitter!