Twitter to remove ‘like’ tool in a bid to improve the quality of debate

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/10/28/twitter-remove-like-tool-bid-improve-quality-debate/

Twitter is planning to remove the ability to “like” tweets in a radical move that aims to improve the quality of debate on the social network.

Founder Jack Dorsey last week admitted at a Twitter event that he was not a fan of the heart-shaped button and that it would be getting rid of it “soon”.

The feature was introduced in 2015 to replace “favourites”, a star-shaped button that allowed people to bookmark tweets to read later.

Similar buttons to “like” or show appreciation of people’s status updates, pictures and videos have become a central function of every popular social media service since Facebook introduced them.

But psychologists have suggested that they may be causing social media addiction among users who crave endorsement from their peers. It has led to a trend where young people will tweet or share something on Instagram and Facebook but will delete it if they have not received enough “likes” shortly after.
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inessential – Social Media Mobs

Source: http://inessential.com/2018/08/30/social_media_mobs

  • “It felt like a mob. The mob wasn’t in any way self-aware or coordinated — but it still felt like a single driven thing.”
  • “it was over my own software and a mistake”
  • “The mob never apologized. Mobs never do.”
  • “For a long time after everyone forgot.”
  • “So I’m thinking about whether or not to stay.”

Comment: https://wanqu.co/a/6912/social-media-mobs/

2009年,作者因为自己写的软件里有一两个错误而在 Twitter 上招到网络暴力,他甚至考虑推出科技圈,不编程了。网络暴徒们其实不会持久地喷你,他们很快会有新的攻击对象,很快会忘掉你的。

只要你有一定的关注度,比如你的微博账号开始有几千个粉丝了,必然要招到别人毫无理由的辱骂。有人喜欢你,肯定有人讨厌你。这是一个 package,好的坏的都得一起接受。别问我是怎么知道的:)经验之谈啊~

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/29/teens-desert-social-media

  • a backlash among young people has been quietly boiling.
  • “You start doing things that are dishonest”
  • weary of the pressures of sustaining an online persona
  • It became depressing. It was this competition of who’s the happiest
  • A desire to build authentic, offline friendships motivated some to quit
  • did so in order to “use time in more valuable ways”.
  • “mindless vortex of never-ending scrolling”
  • but there is a sense of privacy that is being breached as well
  • Constant screen time damages your ability to see, and it also causes internal damage, such as anxiety
  • when you do, it’s such a relief