However, for campaigns, influencer marketing, content creation and other digital inclined roles in Nigeria, this appears to be a good time to discuss what Twitter’s recent innovation brings to the table.
This implies that when an individual who acts as an influencer for various brands is contracted for a job (for example) and such individual makes a tweet on it, of course, different people would air their views on it (the tweet) based on how it appeals to their sense of reasoning or likes. So what the downvote button does is to allow Twitter to understand what an individual user is interested in seeing on his timeline and what he doesn’t. Upvotes on a reply would be shown and would increase the visibility of the response, which will in turn (this would also tell other users the response found relevant).
Hence, if the response to a tweet targeted at marketing a business/brand to the public is positive and people find that particular response relevant, they upvote it and it increases the reach of that response. If such is the case, then it’s a win for the business as such a response can influence other people’s opinion as a result of the upvotes and also influence their perception of the brand which is GOOD!
However, getting upvotes on a negative comment/reply under a tweet would also increase the visibility of that negative comment and just the same way positive comments can influence users perception, the negative ones can, and such a scenario would obviously become a worry for brands.