Spill, founded by ex-Twitter employees Terrell and Brown, is a real-time conversational platform where users can create and share ‘Spills’ as well as hold online/in-person tea parties.
Elon Musk has fired over 7500 Twitter employees since taking over the company. Alphonzo Terrell and DeVaris Brown were among those laid off; they have since decided to take on their former employer and are developing a platform to compete with Twitter.
The platform, dubbed ‘Spill,’ was most likely inspired by the famous phrase ‘Spill the tea,’ which is commonly used when you want another person to reveal a piece of information or news.
Spill, as the name implies, is a real-time chat platform similar to Twitter, and posts made by users there are referred to as “Spills.” In addition to posting on the platform, users can host tea parties. Tea parties can be held in person or online.
Terrel and Brown claim that their network will be distinct from well-known social media platforms such as Twitter and TikTok because it will focus on diverse and minority communities, which are frequently overlooked on large social media platforms.
“I think this is really a platform issue,” Terrel said of the Spill concept. I was just talking to Black female creators, Black queer creators, and I was like, ‘How do you make your money?’ Even before I left Twitter. Is there any platform that will help you? “Does the concept of Spill appeal to you?”
Terrel and Brown, who reject the label “Web3 firm,” are incorporating blockchain technology to improve understanding of post virality and pay content creators more fairly. The creators have not yet revealed any information about the platform split or monetization methods.