How Twitter is Working to Foster Healthier Conversation

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The nastiness that frequently occurs on Twitter has been a hot topic of discussion for a while now. Consequently, it is a matter of concern for CEO Jack Dorsey and his team. Recode reported on Twitter’s efforts to become a healthier platform.

Everything the company seems to do — from cracking down on bots to building new conversation features — has been done in the name of a healthier Twitter. When the company’s user base started shrinking noticeably last year, Twitter said that its focus on health was at least partly to blame. Measuring the health of interactions is just one part of that broader effort, but it’s one of the more challenging and confusing parts. Removing bots and spam are technical problems. Truly understanding the health of a conversation requires things like understanding who is talking, what they’re talking about, or when someone is using sarcasm. Not all arguments, of course, are bad.

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How Twitter is Working to Foster Healthier Conversation

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  1. jhorvatic

    They need to close Trump’s account for sure if they want to do that. He’s violated so many rules and laws with his tweets. Disgusting.

  2. geoduck

    ROTFL
    Twitter and Healthy conversations in the same sentence.
    What’s next, are they going to start saying they have useful information?

    I’m sorry but if their user base is dropping it just might be because people are realizing the system is fatally flawed. It’s designed for the quick unguarded comment, the nasty retort, and the blatant lie. It is NOT designed to hose useful information or thoughtful content.
    Nothing about Twitter is in any way “good” or “useful” or “adds value to the conversation”. The sooner more people realize that the sooner more will walk away from it and the sooner that cesspool will fade away. I left Twitter about a year ago and am much the better for it.

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