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A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating Custom Timelines On Twitter

A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating Custom Timelines On Twitter

Yesterday we shared the news that Twitter has introduced the ability to create custom timelines.

Custom timelines are a new type of timeline that you control by selecting, a la carte, the individual tweets from the accounts you want to include.

Here’s a handy step-by-step guide to creating a custom Twitter timeline.

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Major New Twitter Feature: Create Multiple Custom Timelines

Major New Twitter Feature: Create Multiple Custom Timelines

Twitter has introduced the ability to create custom timelines.

Now you can organize tweets into differentiated timeline buckets based on, say, an event or a topic. You name the timeline, and choose the tweets you want to add to it – by hand or programmatically using the API.

The difference between a custom timeline and a Twitter list is that you can tailor and craft the content to your liking, adding or removing tweets a la carte.

Each custom timeline is public, has its own page on Twitter.com so you can easily share it, and is even embeddable on any website.

The catch is here that you have to create, add to and share custom timelines from TweetDeck.

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New Twitter Notifications Recommend Accounts And Tweets To Follow

New Twitter Notifications Recommend Accounts And Tweets To Follow

To help keep users ever more in-the-know, Twitter has rolled out a new mobile notification that offers personalized recommendations for accounts to follow and tweets to check out.

The new feature, available for Twitter for Android and Twitter for iPhone users via push notification, builds on experimental Twitter account @MagicRecs, which sends instant, personalized recommendations for users via DM.

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New ‘Related Headlines’ Feature Adds Embedded Links To Tweets’ Permalink Pages

Starting today, for any tweets that have been embedded on websites, Twitter has implemented a new “related headlines” section on those tweets’ permalink pages.

That means that when you click on the Twitter.com permalink of a tweet, you’ll be able to see beneath it a list of website links where the tweet was embedded, making it easy and efficient to discover stories that provide more context for newsworthy tweets.

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Twitter Testing Proximity-Based Event Alerts

Building on the news we shared yesterday that Twitter is testing a “TV Trending” feature for some users, it appears that Twitter is also trying out alerts for live events happening nearby.

Here’s what the alerts look like, and more details.

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Twitter Experimenting With Highlighting Media Articles That Have Embedded Tweets

It seems like Twitter’s in the lab this week.

In addition to testing a tweet translation tool, Twitter is experimenting with a tweet additive that highlights media articles that have embedded a tweet.

Here’s what we mean.

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Twitter Introduces ‘Welcome Back’ Friends Feature To Encourage Inactive Users To Stay

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?

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Twitter Wish List: Five Twitter Features We Wish Existed

As the world’s fastest growing social network and, increasingly, the go-to platform for breaking news, Twitter is bigger and better than ever before.

That being said, there are five specific features on our “Twitter Wish List” that we’d like to make an official plea for.

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Twitter To Offer Photo Filters By End Of 2012

Here’s Twitter’s answer to Instagram’s plans to cut off embedding pictures on Twitter.

Twitter, it’s being said, will be rolling out its own photo filters by the end of this year.

There hasn’t been any official announcement yet, but multiple credible tech sources have it on good authority that the rumors are true.

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Twitter Removes Mentions, Retweets Folders From Twitter.com, Adds New Username And Activity Tabs

Yesterday Twitter started to roll out a couple of (very) big changes to Twitter.com which have meant a significant revamp of the user interface, including the loss of both the @Mentions and Retweets folders, and the introduction of a new, slicker and more fluid way to help you keep up with exactly ‘what’s happening?’.

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