In a surprising move aimed at combating social media addiction, Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and owner of Twitter, has introduced a new feature known as the “View Limit.” The tech mogul, famous for his innovative ideas and endeavors, believes that setting a limit on the time users spend on the platform will encourage them to step away from their screens and embrace the great outdoors.
Twitter owner Elon Musk explained that the new limitations placed on Twitter usage are meant to combat addiction to social media and encourage people to look up from their phones.
In a post, he wrote: “you awake from a deep trance, step away from the phone to see your friends & family.”
In a recent tweet, tech Elon Musk sparked a thought-provoking conversation about Twitter addiction and the need to prioritize real-life connections with friends and family. Musk’s tweet read, “you awake from a deep trance, step away from the phone to see your friends & family.” This simple yet profound statement served as a wake-up call to reevaluate the role of social media in our lives and shed light on the potential consequences of excessive digital engagement.
Also Musk retweeted a tweet post by his parody account @ElonMuskAOC, “The reason I set a ‘View Limit’ is because we are all Twitter addicts and need to go outside. I’m doing a good deed for the world here.”
The move has sparked mixed reactions from Twitter users and industry experts alike, with some applauding Musk’s effort to combat addiction and others expressing concerns about potential limitations on engagement.
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Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, increased the temporary reading limitation to 10,000 posts per day for verified users, 1,000 posts per day for unverified and 500 posts per day for new unverified users.
He initially said that verified Twitter users are limited to reading 6,000 posts per day; unverified accounts up to 600 posts; and new unverified accounts up to 300.
Elon Musk described the restrictions as a measure to limit ‘extreme levels’ of data scraping. Twitter is limiting how many tweets various accounts can read per day, owner Elon Musk has said, in a bid to discourage “extreme levels” of data scraping and system manipulation.
The restrictions could result in users being locked out of Twitter for the day after scrolling through several hundred tweets.