Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, has entered the discussion surrounding Elon Musk’s recent implementation of “view limits” on tweets, which has caused a stir on the social media platform.
In a tweet, Dorsey expressed empathy for the difficulties of managing Twitter, stating, “Running Twitter is hard. I don’t wish that stress upon anyone. I trust that the team is doing their best under the constraints they have, which are immense.” He also admitted to critiquing decisions from a distance, but affirmed that the ultimate goal is to ensure Twitter’s success. “It’s easy to critique the decisions from afar…which I’m guilty of…but I know the goal is to see Twitter thrive. It will,” Dorsey added.
In a subsequent tweet, Dorsey suggested exploring the development of censorship-resistant open protocols like Bitcoin and Nostr, emphasizing their potential to alleviate the burden on the platform and preserve the open nature of the internet. He noted that this approach would benefit all users.
Twitter users woke up to a platform experiencing glitches after Musk introduced limits on the number of tweets users could view each day. According to Musk, these limits were implemented “to address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation.”
Under the new system, verified users who pay a monthly subscription fee are allowed to view up to 6,000 posts per day, while unverified users face a limit of 600 posts per day. New unverified users are further restricted to 300 posts per day. Later in the day, Musk adjusted the limits to 10,000 for verified users, 1,000 for unverified users, and 500 for new users.
Musk also took a light-hearted approach, humorously commenting on users hitting their “view limit” by tweeting, “Oh the irony of hitting view limits due to complaining about view limits.”
Dorsey’s involvement in the discussion made him a trending topic as Musk adjusted the viewing limits. As the former CEO of Twitter, Dorsey currently serves on the board for Bluesky Social, a new social networking service that aims to compete with Twitter. The service is currently in beta, and interested users can only sign up with an invite code.
Amid the backlash against Musk’s decisions, numerous users expressed frustration and began seeking alternative platforms, including Bluesky.
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