A user on X, formerly Twitter, has pointed out a potentially significant issue on Elon Musk’s social media platform. They are concerned that it may negatively affect people’s reach and discourage interactions with smaller accounts.
What Happened: Over the weekend, a user named NFT God raised concerns on X about how the platform’s algorithm currently works.
According to the user, the algorithm penalizes users who interact with accounts that are considered undesirable or have unfavorable follower-to-following ratios. They are calling for immediate changes and proposing a series of modifications to the platform.
The proposed changes include the removal of Tweepcred, the page-ranking algorithm that could negatively impact users for interacting with ‘wrong’ accounts. They also suggest boosting smaller accounts, primarily those verified as genuine human users.
Furthermore, NFT God emphasizes the importance of transparency and suggests that X should open source its front-end and back-end code.
Musk, who acquired Twitter and rebranded it as X for a staggering $44 billion, responded to NFT God’s concerns, stating, “Looking into it.”
Musk’s acknowledgment of the issue implies that changes may be on the horizon for the platform.
Why It’s Important: While Musk’s tenure at the helm of X has been chaotic, he has often been praised for providing “fastest customer support.”
Previously, a user requested Musk to introduce “a separate feed for videos only” on the platform, to which the tech billionaire responded with “coming.”
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