Twitter is considering deleting 'Like' features or to bring a healthier conversation to the platform
by Anthony Quintano
Telegraph reports that Twitter is considering abolishing the "Like" feature. The reason for abolishing the function is "to make conversations and discussions on Twitter healthier", but some users have expressed opposition.
Twitter to remove 'like' tool in a bid to improve the quality of debate
Do not Get Worked Up About Twitter Touching the Like Button Just Yet
According to Telegraph, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jacques Dorsey said in a Twitter event, "I do not like heart-shaped buttons very much" "(Heart-shaped buttons will be removed soon)" I told you.
In August 2018, Mr. Dorse also said, "We are redesigning the display of the number of followers and" Like "buttons for the Washington Post interview. For some time Mr. Dorsey made remarks and tweets that emphasize "the soundness of public conversation".
We're committing Twitter to help increase collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation, and to hold ourselves publicly accountable towards progress.- jack (@ jack) March 1, 2018
In September 2018, Mr. Dorse attended the House Energy Commerce Committee and at a hearing titled "Twitter: Transparency and Accountability", the goal of Twitter is to increase the integrity of the published conversation "I am speaking.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey said "I want to take the initiative to make Twitter a healthier place" - GIGAZINE
The "Like" feature appeared as a system to replace the "Favorite" star icon in 2015, because "It is hard to understand people new to Twitter". However, some psychological studies that "Like" buttons on SNS such as Twitter and Facebook promote addiction to the platform, some pointed out that the "Like" function may impair the soundness of the conversation .
A negative voice has come out from some users against the deletion of the "Like" feature. Some users say that "I like the" Like "button is the only means of communication for me, because myself seldom murmurs", says some users have a "Like" feature .
This is do not nothing This is do not nothing This is do not nothing This is do not nothing for me except keep me more quiet.- Krystal (@ Arsenic 82) October 29, 2018
In addition, there was also pointed out that when the action to tweet becomes only retweet and reply, it is said that the problem of vandalism of the net worsens, not only the debate is made healthy.
Eliminating the "like" button will absolutely, certainly, 100% make the troll problem here way worse. In new twitter, the most common interaction will be a hostile reply. Who the hell wants that?- Max Kennerly (@ Max Kennerly) October 29, 2018
To Telegraph's coverage, Twitter says, "We are rethinking everything involved in the service to encourage healthy conversation.It is still in the early stages of work and we are planning to share that details right now There is no ambiguity that it does not clearly deny, although it does not admit the content.
We are in the early stages of the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now. Https : //t.co/k5uPe5j4CW- Twitter Comms (@ TwitterComms) October 29, 2018
Also, Brandon Boerman, Vice President of Twitter's Global Communications Division, says, "We have revealed that we will rethink our services to encourage healthy conversation, even Jack is in front of the US Congress So I made no specific action plan and I will not reconsider the service soon. "
There's no timeline. It's not happening "soon." Https://t.co/jXBmkudWYv Short story on "like." We've been open that we're considering it.- Brandon Borrman (@ bborrman) October 29, 2018
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