Votes arrive on Twitter: allows you to give positive or negative to tweets to better understand what is relevant and what is not
On more than one occasion Twitter representatives they have expressed intending to test a “dislike” button. Now it has finally come true. Twitter has started showing some users buttons to vote positive or negative a tweet. Of course, the negatives are not going to be public.
Is about one of many experiments that Twitter has launched in recent months. Through it, a small group of users have access to the iPhone app new buttons to indicate whether a tweet is relevant or not. These buttons are several to test which of them is more effective. We have for example a button with a down arrow or a button with a thumb down.
Twitter has indicated what they are testing this “to mesh the types of responses you may find relevant in a conversation.” With this in the future they can work on ways to show more relevant answers. Currently some responses in conversations can be hidden by the creator of the original tweet or if they are marked as abusive or suspicious by other users.
What does this mean for the user of the social network? Beyond that the answers with negatives are shown less … little more. Twitter explains that negative votes are not really public, they are only seen by Twitter to position the answers. Positive votes, on the other hand, are public and appear with the classic “I like it.”
In tests and following in the wake of other social networks
For now, all is said, is a test. This means that it does not appear for all users, nor is it certain that it will be implemented in the future. What is clear is that it is an effective method to position responses, at least on other social networks and platforms. Facebook, for example, has had a “I don’t like” button for years and it helps it better determine how people react to each type of publication.
However, where yes that We have seen the effectiveness of positive and negative votes is on Reddit. The mythical Internet platform has the option to vote positive and negative for each of the comments that are added to a publication, as well as the publications themselves. With this you can better position relevant comments according to the criteria of the platform community itself. They are aware of the new Twitter feature:
— Reddit (@Reddit) July 21, 2021
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