Things that could make Twitter better:
- Kill the algorithmic timeline. I have avoided it by using Tweetbot for years and anytime I'm forced to visit Twitter.com to vote in a pole (or some other reason) I am shocked by how much crap shows up and how little of what I want to see. The only use for algorithmic timelines is discovery and that should always be optional and separate from the main feed. It will kill so many bots and other bad parts of social media if that gets reduced in importance.
- 240 characters as a limit for tweets is great, but really at this point why isn't twitter a full blogging platform? So many people use 20 tweets to say something instead of one single tweet with an EXPAND or KEEP READING button. This blog shouldn't need to exist at this point. It should just be a part of my timeline on twitter if you click a few Read More buttons.
- Replace TikTok by adding a second feed for short for videos from the people you follow. Make Vine live as another aspect of twitter. Like switching views from text focus to video focus.
- Figure out how to make money from people like me that hate ads. Another reason I use and upgrade Tweetbot.
I know Elon may not be the best steward for a social media network but maybe he will change things for the better in ways that Twitter wasn't willing to for a decade.
That is my hope but I could be wrong.