An Official Tweetstorm Feature Will Ruin Twitter Again

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Twitter is reportedly contrast a underline on a Android app that would automatically reformat vast blocks of content into prolonged self-reply threads, or tweetstorms. This would hurt Twitter, that has already been busted mixed times by new features.

Past Twitter-ruining facilities embody GIPHY integration, that encourages common GIF responses that spin a viral tweet’s replies into a wall of samey luminary animations. A heightened respond extent lets users drag a dozen strangers into an neglected open thread; organisation DMs let spammers drag a dozen strangers into an neglected private thread. Quote-tweeting turns a timeline into a “look during this stranger’s bad tweet” wall of shame. The algorithmic timeline creates review around live events (Twitter’s torpedo app) incoherent; hashtags try to repair that, though instead they make normies write like robots in hopes of gaining a hundredth follower.

The moments add-on is condescending; a stating underline is half-assed and simply abused, as is banning; notifications embody invalid information like “someone favourite a respond to you.” Likes were improved as faves. Live-updating greeting depends are distracting; lists are awkward; self-replies meant tweets pierce around in your timeline as you’re perplexing to review them; multi-user threading is unfit to parse now so everybody thinks they’re being angry by their possess team. Verification carries organic advantages and status, and nonetheless it’s handed to Nazis when they get un-banned.


Matt Navarra, executive of amicable media during The Next Web, credits screencaps of this new potentially Twitter-ruining underline to someone named “Devesh Logendran,” whom he’s also credited for shots of several purported arriving Facebook features. Twitter declined to criticism about a ostensible feature. But such a underline would not be out of impression for a use constantly reinventing how to hurt itself.

While I’m not opposite tweetstorming, and have in fact speedy it, there are certain strategies to it, and certain difficulties. How someone approaches these problems provides essential context for a value of a tweetstorm. The U.S. president, for example, frequency manages to thread his possess tweetstorms.

Context clues abound. Does a user know how many tweets they’ll send? Does a hundredth twitter broach on a promises of a first, or does a thread brief out, like over-noticed domestic consultant Eric Garland’s, into a wayward mess? Does a author harmonise any twitter as a standalone unit, fit for retweeting, or do they mangle off in a center of sentences, proof that they should have put their diatribe on Medium instead, though chose Twitter since they’re unfortunate to have any judgment liked?


Under a indication decorated in TNW’s screenshots, these signifiers would disappear. Twitter, says TNW, would automatically separate a retard of content into mixed tweets, afterwards insert a purify parenthetical count to each. The charge would proceed and dump a contents, usually a prolonged letter feeble damaged adult into tweets, job courtesy to usually how uncanny and reticent a tweetstorm can appear, while concurrently wiping divided a organic markers of a writer’s unhinged approach.

Of course, users will always have a choice to tweetstorm a out-of-date way. The genuine risk is what new horrors a users will grasp with a feature. Most of a existent facilities usually busted Twitter since of their unintended consequences. What can spammers, hoaxers, and Nazis grasp with this new tool? Probably some-more than a respectful users, who usually wish a good place to put one judgment during a time. (1/520)

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