I'm curious what effect the removal of likes will have on Twitter's art community, because art posts usually get a ratio of like 50 replies, 1000 retweets and 8000 likes, so that's gonna be a lot of dopamine gone

@Gargron nobody working at twitter uses twitter to do anything besides blog about the lunch they had and share news links so they have no idea what anybody uses faves for and have no intention to find out

@jimpjorps @Gargron imagine breaking your website for years trying to drive engagement and then breaking the single thing that keeps people feverishly addicted to their notifications

@logo @Gargron if it's an anti-abuse thing it's just going to lead to several times as many "your a dick" replies instead of those people just passively faving a dunk

@jimpjorps @Gargron I honestly don't think they'll do it; it was reported as something Jack tossed out, and they issued a very peevish PR response along the lines of "well we're always looking at improving everything". Chances are good one engineer pointed out the dopamine problem and they chucked it in the bin already


@logo @jimpjorps @Gargron I could totally see this as ending up being the case.

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