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Twitter CEO Explains How (And Why) Random Favorites Are Appearing in Your Timeline

Twitter CEO Explains How (And Why) Random Favorites Are Appearing in Your Timeline

Last month Twitter started experimenting with showing favorites to some users from the accounts that they follow – that is, when their friends favorited a tweet, some of those favorites started to show up in their timeline.

The move wasn’t popular, and the reaction became even more severe when the experiment became an actual feature. Subsequently, Twitter updated its policy to better explain “What’s a Twitter timeline?” – specifically, it’s now a place where they (Twitter) can add content to your timeline that it deems popular or relevant.

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Dick Costolo’s Twitter Wish List? Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey And Amy Poehler

Dick Costolo's Twitter Wish List? Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey And Amy Poehler

Most celebrities take to Twitter like ducks to water, and even those who are resistant at first quickly become addicts once they’ve figured it all out. But there are still a few big names out there who have yet to take the plunge, and some of them get very vocal about their reasons why.

Still, if you had your druthers, which celebs would you like to see on Twitter? The TODAY show spoke to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo about his wish list on Friday, and his answer might surprise you.

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Wants To Build A “DVR Mode” For Twitter

At a moderated panel yesterday morning at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo hinted at several key feature updates for the platform.

Most buzzed about was what he referred to as a “DVR mode” for Twitter, a way to filter the signal from the noise especially during live events.

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Apple Is Twitter’s Everything [VIDEO]

In his 1:1 at All Things D this week, Twitter’s CEO was asked about his (Twitter’s) interactions with other tech companies. Are they friends?

Spoiler alert! No.

But Apple is different, Apple is . . . Twitter’s everything.

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Twitter Talks Trust And Simplicity

Whenever Dick Costolo speaks, people find deeper meaning in it. Maybe that’s why he likes to stay on point and keep things simple – minimalistic. You know, kind of like how he envisions Twitter running.

Huh?

Yes, the platform that has added Vine, Music and advertising/social TV enhancements up the wazoo sees its efforts as working toward paring the service down.

Maybe they’ll get a reality show to cover this transformation, like Breaking Amish, but opposite.

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Resigns As Director Of Twitter U.K.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s UMichigan Commencement Speech Starts With A Tweet

Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter and a University of Michigan alum, delivered the school’s 2013 commencement speech this past weekend – beginning with, of course, a tweet.

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Twitter Focused On Building Global Town Square (And Dodging IPO Questions)

Twitter’s CEO is great at dodging IPO questions – so great, in fact, we’ve coined a new term: Costolo’d.

It means openly and unapologetically refusing to answer a question no matter how hard one is pressed. It isn’t elegant and it doesn’t even ATTEMPT to evade, it’s a bold (and mildly mocking) reiteration of whatever was said just before even though it so very obviously does not answer the question at hand.

Want to know when you’re being Costolo’d? Read on!

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Twitter CEO Gets NBA Star To Slam Dunk By Jumping Over Son’s Head

It must be tough being a high-profile person and keeping your family out of the limelight (or the tweet light, if talking about Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo. Which we are.).

But with the perks, comes those ooh’ing and ahh’ing about them in envy.

And when you have a famous basketball player land a slam dunk after jumping over your kid’s head, what do you expect?

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China Is Too High Maintenance For Twitter – And So Are Casual Users

Don’t expect to see Twitter unblocked by China (or by Iran for that matter) any time soon.

Twitter’s CEO says the company has no plans to make the sacrifices these high maintenance countries require.

And don’t even get the folks at Twitter started on the topic of “casual Twitter users.” Just . . . don’t.

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