Is Twitter going to let us "hate " the content on its platform? Not exactly.
Yesterday a beta user of Twitter noticed that the standard menu under tweets, which normally include comment, retweet, like, and bookmark icons, now also displayed a thumbs-down option. "HOLY SH—- Twitter added a dislike button !! ! "wrote Nicholas Iglehart.
The tweet took off, so much so that Twitter weighed less than an hour after it was posted.explained that the negative vote option was an experiment to "help us better understand the types of responses you find relevant in a conversation.
Twitter then checked its @TwitterSupport feed for explain this "Your negative votes are not public, while your positive votes will be displayed as likes. " He then pointed out that "this is not a dislike button " and stated that votes, up or down, will not change the order of responses.
Nonetheless, a note in Twitter's app, posted by Iglehart, says "We are testing them. dislikes on replies. "
No matter what you call it, the potential of a dislike button has raised user concerns about harassment. A coordinated campaign to dislike a selfie, news about a new project, or general thinking about life is unlikely to help internet talk. Of course, youdon't need a dislike button to make derogatory comments on Twitter; just tap that reply or quote-tweet button.
Last year, Twitter added the ability for users to choose who can reply to their tweets when composing a message (everyone, people you follow, only people you mention). More recently he updated this option with the ability to retroactively change response parameters .
Upvotes and downvotes have long been a staple on the Web; you can still see them on sites like Reddit and Pandora. And in 2017, Netflix replaced its five-star rating system with a thumbs up or down (partly becausethis five star system allowed people to organize coordinated bombshell reviews.)
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