Twitter said Thursday it hears from users who saw too many topic suggestions on their home schedules and are working to fix the situation. “We’re fixing it now, and we’ll continue to improve Topics and look for ways to show you the best on Twitter. The things you want to see, that is,” its Support account has tweeted. Praisingly, Twitter has seemed to be more responsive to users ’late complaints – or lack of interest -. In addition to Thursday’s topic announcement, Twitter said this week kill fleets, its short-lived disappearing Tweets, which apparently no one used.
But instead of showing us more things we want to see, I think Twitter should rely on taking away things we don’t want. I have a suggestion that I think most of the Internet can get behind – and we know that the Internet will never agree on anything, so listen to me here: a way to prevent memes that are outdated.
This request is inspired by a meme-embedded photograph of Wes Anderson, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray at the Cannes Film Festival. It is meant to promote their film French broadcastBut since we (the Internet) have to beat every funny thing on the ground, then dig it up and hit it yet, a version of that meme is now everywhere. Murray represents the “older” head of the spectrum, Swinton is “cool”, etc. I’m not going to explain it to you too much. If you know, you know, and explaining memes is probably cheeky. (I don’t know, I’m Generation X.)
I refrain from discussing the correctness of the above (that’s right), but you get the idea. All in all, a seriously “block image” feature would be very useful and not just to reduce the number of annoying memes on our schedules. Twitter has a habit prevent sensitive media but it would be great if there was an exchange of certain images – perhaps ones that could potentially trigger a particular user, but not necessarily repulsive at all – rather than a general block.
For now, all you have to do is continue to tighten your teeth through all the “smarts” of worn-out memes; it is rising topic currently on Twitter. But it’s also starting to make tours on Facebook, which should be an agreed sign that the meme is officially over and we need something new and shiny to replace it.