the new update is not great 2.0
The new update is super confusing to me. Where before you could follow a thread of replies intuitively, it is a lot harder to figure out who is replying to whom. It’s strange how in a social network you have to expand replies so much in order to see every single one. Isn’t the whole idea of being asocial network to be social and see feedback easily? I used to use twitter on a daily basis for friends and news but due to this update I have been avoiding using it. Learn from the old tumblr. Too many replies makes it hard to comprehend what is being said.
So instead of changing how the replies look you decided to make it so only limited people can reply? Interesting wrong choice. One of the most appealing parts of twitter is that anyone can reply. Yes, it can be annoying because of arguments and such, but that means that people looking through the replies can see multiple points of view on a situation. Limiting this is a way that misinformation could spread. With Twitter’s strong take against misinformation in the current political climate it’s a surprising move to ease lies and half truths being passed around. I’ll repeat what I said above with the first update that changed how replies looked “Isn’t the whole idea of being asocial network to be social and see feedback easily?“
It was ok, but it can be better
Twitter has been known as a great platform for a long, long time. I agree that it is still potentially great! However in recent events I have seen tweets from others containing questionable use of language, and very controversial statements. It isn’t to be said that controversial statements aren’t to be made, but the attention given to these comments should be noted as well as the way they are executed. I will not call out names of corse, but having people with high authority being able to post such negative and bullying comments witch I believe should not be allowed. It should be noted that these comments should be shut down on Twitter, or even blocked out from the public eye, however I don’t see this being the case. I would greatly appreciated if this major inconvenience is prevented, or even simply commented on. I believe Twitter should prevent the use of bullying on its app, and that this should not even be something that has to be said. Please consider.
Also note that this is not coming from an angry person, simply an observation. I have seen reviews comparing the app to natzis. I don’t believe that it is that horrendous, and I do believe that this can be a simple fix.
Addicting in a Very Bad Way
Twitter isn’t functional because you can’t easily remove followers. Twitter doesn’t recognize that people have different needs over time. Many of us got on expressly to discuss politics. You follow and are followed by thousands of people. Now you want to switch to your real name and focus on people doing a particular workout challenge or use the account for some other, less toxic reason. You either have to delete the account, wait a period of time and start over (losing all your follows) or block every account you don’t want following you anymore, one at a time. Twitter is full of bots supporting the right wing, far left extremists and fake accounts. If you’re there for politics you can’t use your real name because you will be threatened and harassed. One person told me she could find out everything about me and ruin my life. Someone I follow used her real name and a harasser find out the name of the woman’s father’s business and filled yelp with negative reviews. It can at times be a place for “friendship” or learning and even uplifting but it can also be a vile, depressing place.
Twitter is the perfect image of the double standard of the media and the American culture
By Fredom of speech
I'm actually not worry about the reaction of you guys if I write a honest review and that is the consequence of your own policy and rules. Probably you have the power to cancel my account but I really don't care. For me Twitter represents more than ever the double standard of the media and the American culture. The result of the bias of your platform with your algorithm trying to silence the opinion of an important sector of the population for me is a coward action that demonstrates you don't deserve my trust. I can continue using your platform because I like sports but you won't be able to change my values or change my opinion by canceling or blocking someone in your platform or manage to place all comments or opinions that are in line with your narrative in first place after someone you don't like makes a comment in your platform. People is not stupid, they realize how bias you have become and how controlling, manipulative, fake and dishonest your o platform is.
Good luck in your mission to make America a place where you can't freely exprese your opinion. Some day these actions will hit you back.
Tech support is garbage, email support is garbage
made my twitter account almost 10 years ago an was an avid user on that same account. i was using the app and then sat my phone down for about an hour. when i reopened the app they were asking me to log back in to verify my account. Seeing that I haven’t logged out of twitter i was confused as to why they started to ask me this.i’ve had this account for a long time and the email address i signed up with is one that i no longer had access to. because of this i was unable to reset my password. i tried emailing tech support but they gave me some excuse saying that they couldn’t verify the account and that there was no other way that they could do so. they’ve never asked me to do so before and i am very upset with tech support. i would’ve rather talk to an actual person to explain my problem than send an email that they took a long time to respond to. so now im stuck trying to figure out what my old password was because i don’t want to create a new account. its been 2 weeks since this happened and im very disappointed with their service and lack of communication.
App is great until you need support
I’ve had twitter for about 8 years now and recently have been locked out of my account due to age restriction. I’m currently well over the age to have an account but due to EU regulation twitter combatted this by locking accounts made by people under the age of 13. Being from America, I don’t understand why that should affect my account yet here we are. However that’s not my biggest issue. I’ve never had to use twitter support until my account got locked out but because there is no email or account not on twitter for twitter support, there is no way for me to contact the support team for help. If I try to submit a form, it says my account is locked. I can’t send a message because my account is locked. I made a new account but it will direct me to send a message from my locked account, which then proceeds to tell me I can’t submit a form from my locked account. Twitter support needs a serious revamp considering it’s only useful for people with WORKING accounts; if my account worked then I wouldn’t need to contact twitter support in first place!
Perhaps this is a better way to get through to YOU
I have been on Twitter for almost 10 years now, and I love the app. However, two weeks ago you sent me an email saying I supposedly violated the rules and I would be locked out of my account for 72 hours. Well guess what, it’s been 312 hours later and I’m still locked out with absolutely no contact from you whatsoever as to when I can get back in to my account!! I have tried several times filing an appeal as to the suspension, yet ZERO contact or answers from you AT ALL!! Did I say something harsh to someone, yes I admit that I did. I did NOT however promote any violence or supposed hate, or threaten someone’s life. I consider myself a conservative, and if that’s the problem you have, then just admit that’s the problem to me and everyone else and we can all move on. However if you allow a liberal or left leaning person to say whatever they want with no repercussions, then I’m afraid you are going to have a much bigger problem on your hands. So please, for the sake of humanity, just respond to me and tell me how long I’m going to be locked out for so at least I can move on.
I’m really irritated at this point!!
By Nunu20026 on Twitter
Every time I try to takeoff the sensitive mode it doesn’t wanna take it off. I tried doing the instructions on Google I’ve tried even just going through all the settings and change and everything differently and that’s not the half of it, I’ve had my account blocked or suspended just for following people I’ve been suspended just for a re-tweeting a tweet I’ve had so many problems with it and I just got it this month and it’s really aggravating and I had a couple of accounts but they were so long ago that I didn’t even remember the password to them and it was so hard just for me to delete them like I had to have a phone number I had to have a PIN number or just something that was just dumb and stupid and wouldn’t just let me delete the accounts. But I successfully deleted them but I’m still having trouble with the sensitivity and I would really appreciated if you would fix it or something because I’ve tried literally everything.
I love twitter and have always loved twitter until they updated their rules and policies. they are too strict for my linking now. i’m not understanding how tweeting in bold texts or following/unfollowing too many ppl at once or even tweeting how you feel about a certain political issue can be looked at as a threat. i understand if someone is giving misleading information or threatening someone else but some of their rules just doesn’t make any sense and is uncalled for. Also, i don’t like how you can’t use the same number for multiple accounts. It also says you can in their rules and policies but it won’t let you do it and they need to take that out of their rules so it won’t be misleading. i don’t like having to tweet and then delete my tweets cause i’m overthinking that it’s against twitters rules when it’s not. i respect their rules and policies but i just feel some of them are too strict and not really harmful to be considered a threat.
Very inconsistent in enforcing their own TOS
I have noticed that “verified accounts”, particularly of those espousing views of the far right, commit all kinds of egregious violations of terms of service, including harassment, threats, hateful conduct, doxxing, and in the case of at least one public official, intimidation of a witness, which is a felony. Yet Twitter allows these accounts to remain as subscribers; but if unknowns, particularly within the progressive community, peacefully express critical comments against even public officials (who should be prepared to accept them as part of their job), those unknowns get their accounts suspended! That double standard, coupled with CEO Jack Dorsey’s meeting with Trump, makes me wonder if he isn’t a Russian asset.
Some of their rules are hard to understand, such as “deboosting”. What Twitter and Facebook need are strong competitors for whom rules really do apply to EVERYONE. For technical support, good luck. It’s almost impossible to get hold of a real person. There’s no phone number to call. Twitter also needs to do a better job of weeding out the bots and troll accounts.