Talking of services with two tiers of users, Twitter is making life nicer for its elite “verified” users:

Quality filter allows verified users to hide tweets in notifications containing threats, offensive or abusive language, duplicate content or that are sent from suspicious accounts, similar to the old “filtered” option users had previously. The renamed feature appears to be still rolling out.

Useful for depriving trolls of some of the response they’re looking for – namely “big” names seeing their bile. But as yesterday’s online fracas shows, non-verified users get abuse, too. Just a first step there, Twitter.

[via The Next Web]