Twitter should have a range of reactions?

In the pre-Elon days, Twitter’s only option for reacting to a tweet was/is a heart (“I love it”).

It doesn’t make sense to “love” a tweet about a person suffering a pulse oxygen decline to 79 (“If it’s below 90, you’re reading your IQ” is the aviation standard). Could Musk give Twitter a usage lift by adding the ability to respond with a range of emotions (Facebook) or a limited-only-by-Unicode range of emojis (Signal)?

Another example, a teacher in Australia fired for refusing the Sacrament of Fauci:

Presumably 7,700+ people didn’t actually “love” that she was fired and is unhappy about it. But there is no other way for users to show support.

4 thoughts on “Twitter should have a range of reactions?

  1. Nowadays people “love” everything, even when there are thumbs up buttons (in a variety of skin colors of course!). If there is a “love” button, should there be a “hate” button, too? What would the icon be?

  2. I think they need a button with a lightning bolt and some chains, maybe another one with bars and a striped suit, etc., to signify “controlling the channels of communication” in this country, like CNN commentator David Zurawik said this weekend:

    “You need regulation. You cannot let these guys control discourse in this country or we are headed to hell. We are there. Trump opened the gates of hell and now they’re chasing us down…There’s a bigger problem here about how we’re going to control the channels of communications in this country.”

    Who is Zurawik?

    “David Lee Zurawik (born October 26, 1949) is an American journalist, author, and professor. He has been the TV and media critic at The Baltimore Sun since 1989 and is an assistant professor of communications and media studies at Goucher College. Before that, Zurawik was a TV critic/columnist at the Dallas Times Herald.[2] Zurawik is the author of The Jews of Prime Time.”

    I think Elon Musk had better empanel Zurawik on a Controlling Communications subcommittee of the User Interface Directorate to make sure that any changes to the U.I. receive his blessing. And bring along Mika Brzezinski too. About two weeks ago she openly fretted about how “controlling what people think is OUR JOB” in a live broadcast with “Smokin'” Joe Scarborough.

  3. April 26th – “slipped on ice”

    Wouldn’t have happened if she had moved to the Florida free state.

  4. It really needs roars & meows for those of us who don’t identify as humans.

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