Twitter: Timeline

Twitter now removing 214% more spammy accounts YoY as it ramps up efforts against bad actors

Earlier this year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, along with three other executives who head up the company’s product and security teams, hosted a 45-minute live Q&A with users. During the livestream, Dorsey said Twitter’s primary goal was improving the health of the platform. According to Twitter’s latest transparency numbers, the work they’ve put toward security …

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Twitter announces changes to improve users’ experiences

Sometimes small changes can make a big impact. That’s what Twitter is hoping with a slew of small changes to its user experience announced on its blog Wednesday. “We’ve been working to change how you discover all the information around news, events, and stories, and today, we’re sharing a few steps forward,” Keith Coleman, Twitter’s vice …

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Twitter looking to expand its programmatic offerings with Timeline Ad network pilot program

Twitter has started recruiting publishers to take part in a pilot programmatic ad network that will place ads in Twitter Timelines embedded in publishers’ sites. According to the “Introducing the Twitter Timeline Ads Pilot” page on Twitter’s business site, the Timeline ad network will be available to a select group of publishers in the US …

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Twitter is changing how conversations happen based on user behavior and conduct

rvlsoft / Shutterstock.com In its latest attempt to improve the health of its platform, Twitter says it will be modifying the way conversations happen based on the behavior and conduct of users versus the actual content of their tweets. The site will now use thousands of behavior signals when filtering search, replies and algorithmic recommendations, …

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Why hacking social media algorithms is a losing strategy

We human beings love shortcuts. From the time our distant ancestors began to walk upright, hacking was our way of life. If a Neanderthal hunter could find a quicker path to the hunting grounds, he might out-compete his neighbor for the annual mastodon haul. Thousands of years of evolution have not dulled this impulse, and …

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Twitter tests doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters

Twitter’s defining feature — the tweet’s 140-character limit — may soon go the way of Instagram’s square posts and Vine’s, well, everything. Twitter has started a test to double the length of tweets to 280 characters, the company announced on Tuesday. Twitter will use the open-ended test to decide whether to officially change the maximum …

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