Twitter Copies Instagram; Swaps Stars For Hearts( Vom)
Twitter, everyones second-favorite place to share their Instagram posts, is trying to right a sinking ship. they recently installed founder Jack Dorsey as their CEO, who promptly laid off 8% of the company. He then announced he was donating a third of his stock in the company to an employee pool, which is kind of like Sony has declared that theyre donating their remaining inventory of discmans to disadvantaged siamese cats for all the good it does.
In their latest, useless endeavor at improvement, Twitter is pulling the tech equivalent of I assured Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops. Theyre swapping out the starring icon used to favorite a tweet and replacing it with a heart, which now means you like a tweet. From their blog 😛 TAGEND
That is some soft-ass bullshit. Im not trying to connect with people when I favorite a tweet — Im trying to implicitly tell person that their tweet is alright, but not alright enough that I want other people to see that I like it. Besides, that’s faulty logic. I can have all kinds of favorites — my favorite brews, my favorite athletics bloopers gifs, my favorite Vine of two guys garmented as Spider Man slapping each other’s ass, etc. A heart, on the other hand, is a symbol of love. Is it morally conscionable for twitter to suggest that I can “love” multiple tweets equally? I guess not.
Here’s the new heart animation, frame by frame pic.twitter.com/ CigVBVguUw
Christopher Ingraham (@ _cingraham) November 3, 2015
Twitter is already stupidly easy to use, so easy that its a wasteland of racist garbage and stolen gags. If twitter wants to figure out a way to make money, they need to make their product actually do what it was designed for. Theres no phase in a brand or person tweeting when they can expect to reach maybe 1% of their followers.
I dont know how to make twitter not suck, but I know that some fucking weak-ass hearts isnt the answer. Hopefully this is something Donald Trump will address when he Makes America Great Again.
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