Twitter removing Retweet and Like counts. They’ve officially realized the people they don’t like are getting all the traction and that mainstream media bought too many accounts. Bad move, . Retweets and Likes generally are ‘friendly.’
New Twitter™ won't tell you how many Retweets or Likes a tweet has got. This will be like trying to launch a new kind of crack that doesn't give you a high.
"prototype also removes the engagement counts showing the number of retweets or 'likes' a tweet receives. This change is designed to make Twitter a little friendlier." LOL! In the annals of companies not getting their own product, none rival Twitter.
Twitter is making drastic changes in the next update: - Retweet and Like numbers are hidden to be more 'friendly' - Massive changes to image + video - More 'proactive' enforcement and policy changes
Twitter reveals big changes to conversations and new camera features The prototype removes the engagement counts showing the number of retweets or "likes" a tweet receives. This change is designed to make Twitter "a little friendlier"
Twitter offered the public its first look at a new prototype for the Twitter app, which the company is calling "twttr" that includes a variety of changes to how Twitter looks and operates, centered on a new format for conversations and color-coded replies.
Twitter is testing a new prototype app that will hide retweets and likes to make the conversation "friendlier."
Surely the simplest and best change would be: you can't quote tweet a personal account that doesn't follow you Also, call me 'Ed Giuliani' but maybe ban prominent commentators who fantasise about beating up kids or allude to assassinating politicians?
Twitter is teasing some of the biggest changes to its service since it first launched in 2006, aiming to make good on the company's promise to promote "healthy conversation."
Twitter users: "We want an edit button. That is all we want. We do not want anything else." Twitter: "Ok, we're removing 'like' and 'retweet' stats."
Twitter is removing like and retweet numbers to protect billionaires and thought-leaders from the trauma of being ratio'd for their idiotic statements
Twitter is making drastic changes in the next update: - Retweet and Like numbers are hidden to be more 'friendly' - Replies are hidden to declutter the interface - Tweet content will be hidden to increase quality
New Twitter prototype removes retweet and like counts to make tweeting “friendlier.” via
Hiding likes and retweets is actually a VERY good idea. Mastodon does this already and it really works to stop the gamified economy of clickbait and hyperbole. I hope they implement this.
But I don't *wan't* Twitter to look more like Instagram.
Social media company seeks to increase market share by making main product less social...