This story on some potential upcoming changes to Twitter gives me hope that the folks steering the product are able to recognize that the platform is badly in need of repair and to consider some fairly big modifications. Removing the public like and retweet counts could potentially mitigate the mob-like atmosphere that pervades the social network.
Maybe Twitter can reclaim some of its former character?
We can respond to the state of Twitter with disdain and disgust.— Ronnie Martin (@ronniejmartin) March 15, 2019
We can bemoan its ugliness, complain of its depravity and be shocked by its irrationality and unreasonableness.
Twitter’s gonna twit.
I say lets redeem the tiny corner of it we get to occupy. With hope.