Twitter began to display tweet views
In 2020, Twitter began to display tweet views for all tweets, including those from users who had previously opted out of having their tweet views counted. Tweet views are the number of times a tweet has been seen by users, either on Twitter itself or through embeds on other websites. Prior to this change, Twitter had only displayed tweet views for tweets from verified accounts and a small number of other users. The decision to display tweet views for all tweets was part of a larger update to Twitter’s analytics tools, which also included the addition of a new metrics dashboard for users.
Another major change announced by Twitter ! Twitter will start to display the “view count” of each tweet, and not only your own account, but also the view count of other accounts’ posts; in addition to the number of comments, retweets, and likes, there will also be will add one more View Count. This change caused an uproar on the Internet. Many users felt that it was unnecessary, and some netizens wailed that it was simply a “public execution.”
Regarding the overwhelming dissatisfaction of users, Twitter boss Elon Musk (Elon Musk) said that when watching a video, it is normal for the number of views to be displayed at the bottom of the video. , leave a message or press love”, he believes that publishing the number of views can show a more active side of Twitter.
On the other hand, if you watch your own Tweets, the view count will only be counted once; old Tweets will not show the view count again.
Many Twitter users have a negative view, because “views” is really difficult to define. If you just swipe down on Twitter quickly, can it be counted as the “views” of the tweet? Opponents commented: “This is a public execution”, “It’s too disturbing”, “So everyone will start comparing their viewing numbers”, “What’s the point?”
However, some people who support this reform believe that the number of public views can make some accounts that flood the number of fans invisible, and it can also allow the tweeter to calculate the participation rate of followers, etc., and it does not only have negative effects.