The Updated Twitter – Love it or Hate it?

The Updated Twitter – Love it or Hate it?

By Danielle Kosanovich Posted in Social Media On Apr 18, 2017

Twitter is making sure the rest of the social media world isn’t leaving them behind. However, the newest updated isn’t exactly favorable.

This is exactly what happened to Twitter the last time they updated their site. Users still have a 140 character limit, a signature for this social media brand. The last update allowed users to not have the username of a reply count against them. This sounds great in theory, and preferable for users, however, it backfired. Now, the tweets also appear differently; the text and the reply to username are stacked, where previously it was one fluid sentence, an actual reply in conversation. The stacking , disappearing of the usernames, and not being included in the character limit now making it easier than ever for spam bots to spam multiple accounts at once.

Twitter’s rules don’t allow this, but it is still a flaw in the system and plenty slip through the crack. What is another rule that Twitter is sticking by? There is still no edit button. Twitter assures users that after years of operating, the edit button is to protect honest social media use. This also sounds favorable for users, and yet profiles are still asking for an edit button, after all these years.