New Delhi: In a new tweet thread, tech billionaire and Twitter head Elon Musk hinted that Twitter will be rolling out a new update soon. This opens up an untapped treasure of tweets hidden in microblogging sites that can be useful to users.
Elon Musk reiterated in the thread that tweets are translated before being recommended.
Twitter is divided over new changes
One user suggested in the comments section that the new recommendations were great so they should be able to turn them off, but users should have 100% full control.
Please toggle this off. The new recommendations are great, but I want the user to have 100% complete control over her. — Haste (@Hastes) January 21, 2023
Another user, Mason Pelt, told Musk to serve the feed of the people he follows as his default feed.
Provide the feed of the person you follow as your default feed. — Mason Pelt (@masonpelt) January 21, 2023
Twitter user Kambry said he just wants his reach and engagement back.
I just want my reach and engagement back. But it’s cool. thank you! — Kambry (@KamVTV) January 21, 2023
Twitter user Jeff Quattromani asked Musk who was asking for it. He suggested adding an option to reliably translate the tweets of people he follows, but tweet recommendations weren’t on any of his lists of wishes.
who is asking for this? I’ll certainly add an option to translate tweets of people I follow, but Tweet endorsements are not in my wishlist. January 21, 2023
However, a Twitter user named Jason called it a clever idea and predicted it would increase cross-cultural empathy and joy. Another user said he wanted to see the line dividing them eventually blur.
Clever ideas…can increase intercultural empathy and joy — jason (Jason) January 21, 2023
That’s the user reaction.