A post by the hero of award-winning movie Black Panther Chadwick Boseman who died of colon cancer last Friday has been adjudged as the most liked tweet ever. The post, which was the news of his death by his family, was confirmed by Twitter as the most liked ever. As at the time of writing this, the tweet had 7.1 million likes, and 3.1 million retweets.
Confirming this via its own official page, Twitter said “Most liked Tweet ever.” “A tribute fit for a king.”
Boseman passed away last Friday at the age of 43 haven fought colon cancer for four years. Millions of sympathizers had flocked to the social media immediately after the news was broken by his family to express their condolences.
In 2017, a tweet by former US President Barack Obama was liked 4.3 million times; making it the second most-liked tweet ever. The Obama tweet held that position until Friday when the Boseman tribute tweet claimed the number one spot.
In other Twitter news, the microblogging outfit is reportedly working on a small but important [that of course, is relative] update that will replace the “Reply with comment” feature with “Quote.” It is a small update, and of course, the info is not from an official source.
Reliable reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong tweeted a screenshot of the change via her twitter page recently. If it does make it to a global launch, the new Quote feature could replace the mouthful one that is lined up as a part of two options that allows you to retweet without quoting the original tweet or with it.
The structure does not change as every other thing except the title of the feature will now bear a new name. Jane has a reputation for calling some of these yet to be released features long before they are rolled out or announced.
Fresh from an attack that left the account of some high profile users vulnerable for a couple of hours, the social media giant last month updated its “Link” policy to block hateful conduct on its platform.
Twitter’s new policy has already taken effect, and specific URLs might no longer be allowed to have a free reign on the platform. Twitter may start blocking specific URLs categorized as harmful, while accounts that frequently share these types of links may get suspended.
Twitter had already vowed that its platform would no longer welcome right-wing conspiracy theory also known as QAnon. The microblogging company said it would begin treating QAnon content on its platform differently. Going forward, the company said it would remove related topics from its trending pages and algorithm recommendations. It went further to add that it would rid its platform of all associated URLs, and permanently suspend any accounts tweeting about QAnon that had previously been suspended.