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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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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Retweet With Comment

Twitter's Latest Experiment: Retweet With Comment

By its own admission Twitter experiments with at least one new feature each and every day, and while most of these are simply that – experiments – some do move out of the beta process and become system-wide.

Twitter’s latest venture is a tweak that many users have wanted for a long, long time: retweets with comments.

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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: ‘Views’ In Tweets

Twitter's Latest Experiment: 'Views' In Tweets

Twitter tries out new features all the time – indeed, back in September the company revealed that it’s “rare for a day to go by when we’re not releasing at least one experiment”. Most of these experiments don’t become parts of the core system, and they’re always tested on a small subset of users.

Right now, one of Twitter’s current experiments is showing how many times your tweet has been viewed by others. Which has pros and cons, both for users and Twitter themselves.

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Does Twitter Have What It Takes To Predict A Viral Tweet In Real Time?

Does Twitter Have What It Takes To Predict A Viral Tweet In Real Time?

Being able to produce a “viral sensation” on social media may seem like magic, but Twitter hopes to uncover the secret sauce behind the world’s more viral tweets. The question is, can you really boil down “going viral” to an algorithm?

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