Last month, Twitter announced a human-curated news service with the codename of Project Lightning. The service has yet to launch, but when it does, it will be called Moments, judging from Periscope chief executive Kayvon Beykpour in a recent interview with The Telegraph.
Beykpour, whose company was bought by Twitter in March and is responsible for the live video streaming app Periscope, called the news service ‘Moments’ when telling The Telegraph about his company’s and Twitter’s joint vision of enabling a “visual pulse” of news stories spanning the globe.
He said that “Moments and ideas like that are just extensions and reinforcements to that vision”, adding that “Twitter is the only tool in the world today that actually shows you the world live, other than Periscope, so I think it’s great that they’re working on things like Moments to improve that.” However, a Twitter spokesperson has said that the news service’s name has yet to be finalized.
Moments, or whatever it will actually be called, is intended to curate and aggregate tweets and other content to ease use of Twitter for keeping track of live events.