It was impossible for us to miss this news at the end of April. Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla and Space X, has just bought Twitter for around 44 billion image manipulation service dollars (or 54.20 dollars per share). Major changes are to be expected on the social network , whose results have remained uneven in recent years, both in terms of the number of users ( 217 million daily active members in December 2021, including 179 million outside the United United), than its profits ($221 million for the year 2021, but net losses of $181.7 million in the 4th quarter). With the takeover of Elon Musk, here’s what could change on Twitter: More flexible moderation rules, New options like an edit button for tweets , An open source algorithm for more transparency, Fewer spam bots , automated accounts designed for malicious purposes, An exit from the Stock Exchange to make changes to the platform more easily, A change of CEO (exit Parag Agrawal, who succeeded Jack Dorsey in November 2021).
Case to follow! Also to read All about Mastodon: the alternative to Twitter, decentralized and open source 2. Instagram changes its algorithm: original content favored After announcing new options for categorizing posts in late March, paving the way for the return of the News Feed in chronological order, Instagram has announced a significant change to its algorithm . Content published by creators in the main tab and the one dedicated to Reels will now be prioritized by the algorithm. The only downside: identifying the original authors of content shared on the platform remains a complex problem for Instagram to manage. 7 new things for DMs on Instagram: silent mode, polls, wallpapers.
YouTube is tightening moderation in the face of rising spam While many creators have pointed to the massive increase in malicious comments flooding the video streaming platform on a daily basis, YouTube is testing an experimental new moderation system to more easily manage spam comments. The “ Increase strictness ” function aims to strengthen the moderation tools already in place by filtering responses more strictly, and thus avoid spam, especially from fake YouTubers. 4. Snapchat remains the most used social network by 15-24 year olds in France Snapchat, which now has 25 million monthly users in France, remains the social network popular with the younger generation.