For many people still, using Twitter feels like arriving midway through a conversation. The timeline feels chaotic—hashtags a puzzle. Twitter know this, and the stock market knows it; growth has slowed.
Their answer to this is Moments, their biggest new feature ever. Moments is essentially curated magazine-like batches of content pulled from Twitter, Vine and Periscope, that can be shared in just the same way as a normal tweet. It's a way for Twitter to enable actual crafted storytelling. While the Twitter timeline won't be going anywhere, look for Moments slap bang in the middle of the tab bar in the Twitter app soon.
No doubt the early Moments will be centered around current events, news, sports and entertainment, as these are Twitter's strengths, but we're eager to see what kind of stories people will tell with this new feature.
Rerun was lucky enough to be present at the packed MIPCOM auditorium for the X-Files world premiere screening this week which was followed by an interview with series creator Chris Carter.
On arrival, we were greeted by security in FBI jackets and sunglasses who warned us not to take any recordings, of any kind, so without spilling the beans, here's what we learned.
The new 6 part mini-series will hit our screens early next year and is set in the present day. It will feature a mix of mythology and 'Monster of the Week' episodes. If the first episode was an indication of what's to come, we can expect fast paced, action-packed storytelling with lots of little nods to the original series peppered throughout.
One thing that hasn't changed since 1993, much to the delight of the audience at MIPCOM, is the opening credits.
'We thought about doing some changes to the original credits, but then it seemed like sacrilege. Those credits were on 202 episodes. They belong on these next six'. - Chris Carter