The game, called Twitter Data Dash, is a side-scrolling platformer where users play as a dog called Data. The player guides Data through Twitter-themed levels, such as a ‘sea of DMs’ and tackling ‘trolls’, while collecting bones that offer information about Twitter’s privacy settings.
“Through Twitter Data Dash, we hope to encourage more people around the world to take charge of their personal information on our service and maybe even have a little fun in the process,” Twitter said in a blogpost yesterday (11 May). “Transparency is core to our approach and we want to help you understand the information we collect, how it’s used and the controls at your disposal.
“We hope Twitter Data Dash introduces a fun and interactive way to learn about a topic that has historically been anything but,” Twitter said.
Twitter also shared plans to update its privacy iconography – the visual symbols that represent core settings related to security and privacy. The platform said its goal is to propose “standardised privacy icons” for privacy settings, similar to how the magnifying glass is an easily recognisable icon for search functions.
“We’ve been ideating and conducting research into privacy iconography and plan to publish our findings and ideas soon,” Twitter said.
The future of the Twitter remains uncertain as it recently entered into an agreement to be acquired by Elon Musk in a $44bn deal that will take the company private.
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