Twitter's new unwelcome update has sparked an uproar among its users. Being able to add 50 people to a thread will now allow users to drag way too many others into an argument they don’t want to be a part of, writes Timothy B. Lee of Vox. He argues that adding usernames to a reply's character count, as was the previous method, limited spamming a large number of others at once with tweets not directed at them. Lee suggests that the outrage over the update demonstrates the platform's redundancy.
Twitter’s update is positive, as it finally allows more than two users to have a tweeting conversation, says Will Oremus of Slate. He dismisses any downsides, pointing out that Twitter users will always find ways to annoy each other. It is good that Twitter is evolving, add Oremus, who proposes that the company should go even further and stop adding URLs of links to the character limit. According to him, these and more changes are needed to increase Twitter’s ebbing revenue and user growth.