Since apple’s upgrade to ios13, twitter has been broken, and still not fixed. The main problem is that my feed jumps up to the top every time it updates itself, so I lose where I was and have to scroll down pages and pages. And although twitter is aware of the problem and claim they’ve released fixes, I’m still having this problem.
The other terrible thing is the introduction of ‘topics”. I used to be able to see Australian news, Australian politics, Australian journalism and Australian non-profits when I tapped on search. Now they’ve disappeared, and a whole lot of random, irrelevant topics have appeared. When I log into personalised topics for my twitter account online, there are a multitude of irrelevant topics selected. Who knows how the algorithm is selecting them, but it’s getting them completely wrong. And if I scroll through them all, de-selecting all the irrelevant ones, a week later a whole lot more irrelevant subjects have appeared in their place. I hate it, and just want to go back to seeing Australian news, politics, journalism and not for profits shown.
Twitter is an excellent vehicle for communicating and stating all manner of free views and opinions. For me, I quickly became aware that there are millions of armchair warriors out there who are, in general, quite opinionated, very often polarised, inflexible in their views, unwilling to listen to others, and appear to hold the view that their Twitterising is changing the world. Unfortunately, it is not changing anything, but simply contributes to a massive collection of opinions that in fact impact nothing and do not create any change whatsoever. The corollary is that any community contribution or activity (or the like) that these folks might have otherwise undertaken in life, never happens, because they mistakenly (and probably without realising it) think they are contributing in equal measure ‘electronically’. Sadly, they are not, and the world is significantly worse off.
I love Twitter, it’s my way of following news and insights from those whose views I value. I’m not on FB, Instagram or other social media platforms. I just don’t want to see the tweets liked by those I follow, or tweets from people I don’t follow. When this happens, I turn off the app, sometimes go to the web interface (if that allows me to escape the manipulation) and other times read the newspapers I subscribe to or watch TV instead. Simple message!
Am I the only one questioning last nights final?? Novak was down 1 set to 2 against Dominic and looked very ill and exhausted. He went inside with the doctor, comes back out completely revived and wins the match??? Even 2 of the commentators remarked that whatever the doctor had given Novak they wanted some of. It was so very very strange. Are these competitors drug tested? Something was very wrong with the outcome.
The rules made are so ridiculous. What’s wrong with tweeting/liking/retweeting? Is there wrong in it? And what is wrong with following people? Isn’t that the whole point of this community? Suspending people for being a so called “spammy” is just ridiculous. Consider your rule changing Twitter and please, when u suspend someone make a way to get your account back with email as well.. minority of people rely on email :) ty.
When you report a verbal assault from an other person and report it, Twitter will get back to you saying they couldn’t find a violation of their rules! If you don’t believe, them wait until you report it yourself. Shame on you twitter, ban aggressive users when they are reported or expect this sort of behaviour to be seen more often!
Twitter just instantly suspends my account when I try to make one or sign in. The support is no help and don't fix the problem. I've tried making a new account Three times and provided email and phone numbers, and it doesn't seem to do anything.
Then Twitter is the convenient newspaper to read”. Not just local, but a newspaper that takes you to all over the world “.
Happy catching up and happy reading”.
A Newspaper that sits comfortably in your pocket @ How About That”
So I set my birth date and it says I was 13/and or under. .....which it’s not so simply all I have to say is that it’s not exactly the brightest of all platforms but now I am locked out of the account so I’ll just remove it.
It’s probably more so me than Twitter... as I’m also a FB’er. But I just find Twitter a little harder to navigate and keep up with what everyone is saying. But I’m not giving up, I’m sure I’ll get better at it over time.