In a new Twitter app prototype currently being tested, the company completely hides the number of likes, retweets, and replies that posts receive in an attempt to improve “the health of the conversations.”
Commentator Andy Levy even declared, “thinking twitter can be fixed is science denial.”
thinking twitter can be fixed is science denial — andy levy (@andylevy) March 13, 2019
Twitter has previously implemented very unpopular updates and changes, including Facebook-style feeds and a modified reply system.
In February 2016, Twitter changed user feeds to be more like Facebook, with the order of posts that users see in their timelines being chosen by an algorithm, instead of in Twitter’s trademark reverse chronological order.
*twitter sitting around a round table*
“what if we just ruin everything” https://t.co/J1SRYFlGoN
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 13, 2019
I found an exclusive video of Twitter being fixed! https://t.co/nktKdFNFXZ
— David Sims (@davidlsims) March 13, 2019
Twitter: Giving the people what they don't want.https://t.co/GoMD9RN4My
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 13, 2019
Twitter staff meeting:
TWITTER: What are users asking for?
USERS: Some sort of edit button for typos
TWITTER: Great- let's hide retweets and likes!
USERS: Literally no one wants that change
TWITTER: I agree it will help your experience!
USERS: Why do you ruin everything good?! https://t.co/C7fBtPAJ2a
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 13, 2019
that new twitter update uglier than me
— sarah was @BANDITH0E (@HEATHENLlVE) March 13, 2019
thinking twitter can be fixed is science denial
— andy levy (@andylevy) March 13, 2019