Yesterday, Twitter announced the availability of three new types of Card, one of which will allow brands to bring users directly to their app via a Tweet.
Twitter has started rolling out a grid view feature for user photo and video galleries on Twitter.com, and users can click the “View all photos and videos” on Profile pages to to view the media content of that user which will display in a grid.
You know, like before. This isn’t really a new feature from Twitter – the grid view-style gallery was an option on Twitter.com that premiered in August of 2011 before being quietly phased out towards the end of last summer, with no official announcement – or explanation – ever made.
Over on its official Developers Blog, Twitter has announced two new fields that will be added to the metadata that is contained within all tweets, allowing developers using Twitter’s API to better filter and improve the overall quality of the stream.
A new filter attribute will let applications that display tweets by value, with a rating of “none”, “low”, “medium” and (eventually) “high”, with the latter two entries correlating with the “Top Tweets” results for searches made on Twitter.com.
Over at the AVC.com blog noted VC Fred Wilson has written about an interesting feature that he’s seen on his Twitter timeline this morning that encourages him to engage with a friend who has recently returned to Twitter after a period of inactivity.
This is an interesting development from Twitter who, like all the major social networks, continuously struggles with the problem of retention of users, and this prompt could play a significant role in keeping people interested. After all, who doesn’t like getting a “welcome back” message from a friend?
Remember the old days (last week) when it took multiple steps to tweet your filtered, cropped and or dramatically faded photos?
Well, did you know that Twitter came out with photo filters just to save you this trouble? ‘Tis true.
That revelation and details around how the filters came to be were announced today.
Do you watch TV while cruising online? If so, you’re not alone. 42 percent of Americans watch TV while they’re on their laptops, smartphones or tablets.
And Nielsen, in its quest to “provide clients the most complete understanding of what consumers watch and buy” is teaming with Twitter to create a new metric based entirely on tweet data.