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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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Five Ways To Use Twitter’s Favorite Button

Five Ways To Use Twitter's Favorite Button

If all you do on Twitter is send tweets and retweet, you’re missing out on a significant – and very useful – aspect of the network: favoriting.

The favorite button is not Twitter’s most popular feature, and it doesn’t get as much press as retweeting. But it’s growing in popularity, as more users figure out ways to make favorites work for them.

We’ve written before about how to use favorites, but since these little yellow stars pack quite a powerful punch, we’ve rounded up five more ways to use favorites, as recommended by real Twitter power users.

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Twitter Experiments With Letting Some Users Favorite Not Just Tweets, But Accounts

Twitter Experiments With Letting Some Users Favorite Not Just Tweets, But Accounts

In addition to tweets, Twitter is allowing some users to favorite actual Twitter profiles.

A screengrab shared by Yahoo employee Drew Olanoff shows what the function looks like.

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What To Use Twitter’s Favorite Button For [TWITTER TIPS]

What To Use Twitter's Favorite Button For

Here are the basic actions you can take with a tweet from your timeline: you can retweet it, you can reply to it and you can favorite it.

Retweets and replies are straightforward: you’re either sharing the tweet verbatim with your followers, or you’re replying to the sender to begin or continue a dialogue. But what about the much-debated favorite button?

Below, four ideas for how to use Twitter’s favorite button, some of which you probably never thought of before.

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Twitter Users Favoriting Tweets More Than Ever Before

Twitter’s closest parallel to Facebook liking – favoriting – is becoming increasingly popular, according to research from data analytics company Topsy.

In May 2013, Twitter users favorited tweets 1.6 billion times, four times the amount of favorites from May 2012.

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Are You ‘Favoriting’ Too Many Tweets?

If you’re on Facebook, you probably get annoyed when your stream gets spammed with all the “likes” of your friends, so how do you feel about being alerted to everyone’s “favorites” on Twitter?

It’s a growing trend on the micro-blogging platform and one that has the potential to get out of control – fast.

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Why Twitter Removed Favorites And Lists From The Sidebar (And Why Almost Nobody Cares)

On Friday Twitter made some design tweaks to, which included the removal of the Favorites and Lists links from the home page. Both of these used to sit in the right sidebar below the data about who you were following and who was following you. Not no more. They’ve been whacked.

Fear not – they’ve not been completely erased. You can still access your lists from the menu in your main panel, and all of the sidebar information is now housed on your profile page. Visit that and you get one-click access to favorites and lists, plus that all-important list tally at the top-right of the sidebar. And if you want to add a user to a list, simply visit their profile page – this option is now controlled by the same dropdown button that lets you block somebody.

But, here’s the thing: most people won’t have picked up on this change. Others won’t care. Which leads me to ask: in the bigger picture, is this decision by Twitter indicative of something more permanent?

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