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#1 AQCrew

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:15 PM

Looks like Twitter may try to apply a Facebook-style algorithmic filtering to its timelines in order to increase relevance and further monetize its business-model...

 

http://gigaom.com/20...like-it-or-not/

 

 

At a financial conference on Wednesday in New York, the CFO provided some hints about the feature roadmap that new head of product Daniel Graf — who came to Twitter from Google in April — has in mind for the service, a list that includes better search and a move into group chat. But he also suggested that the traditional reverse-chronological user stream could become a thing of the past, as the company tries to improve its relevance. As the Wall Street Journal put it:

"Twitter’s timeline is organized in reverse chronological order… but this “isn’t the most relevant experience for a user,” Noto said. Timely tweets can get buried at the bottom of the feed if the user doesn’t have the app open, for example. “Putting that content in front of the person at that moment in time is a way to organize that content better."



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:43 PM

I find this very annoying, because part of the appeal of Twitter is the "real timeness" of it all. I really hope they change their mind about this. 



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

Isn't the relevance thing one of the biggest complaints about Facebook?


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 03:04 PM

Also how are you supposed to follow conversations or two-part tweets if they aren't in chronological order? This seems like such a bad idea to me. 



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

I wonder if this'll have any impact on viewing lists, because I actually NEVER look at my main "Home" timeline. Everything is in lists set up in columns on Tweetdeck.

 

Basically, I already run my own relevance filter by sorting people into different lists, some of which I'm more dedicated to keeping up with than others.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:45 PM

I wonder if this'll have any impact on viewing lists, because I actually NEVER look at my main "Home" timeline. Everything is in lists set up in columns on Tweetdeck.

 

Basically, I already run my own relevance filter by sorting people into different lists, some of which I'm more dedicated to keeping up with than others.

 

Extremely interesting... BTW, do you use Tweetdeck to filter tweets based on hashtags -- not just of those who you are following but of any tweet out there with that hashtag?



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:53 PM

Extremely interesting... BTW, do you use Tweetdeck to filter tweets based on hashtags -- not just of those who you are following but of any tweet out there with that hashtag?

 

Yeah, sometimes. If a hashtag catches my eye and I wonder what else is on it, I just click it and boom—there's a column for it. Don't usually keep them too long ... it varies. And easy to remove the column once the hashtag no longer interests me.


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The Internet changes, that's the nature of the Internet. I still love Twitter.


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