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Untitled. Stupid Tricks with Promoted Tweets — The Message. Twitter’s Promoted Tweets are, at best, a necessary evil.

Stupid Tricks with Promoted Tweets — The Message

At worst, they’re tweets from @Satan himself — brands shoving their unwanted products into your carefully-curated timelines. But with today’s news that we’ll soon start seeing Twitter Ads outside of Twitter, I thought I’d take a deeper look to see if I could exploit Promoted Tweets for my own personal enjoyment. Targeting individuals Twitter supports promoting tweets to “tailored audiences,” a list of email addresses, phone numbers, or Twitter usernames for the people you want to target. My first impulse was to use this to promote a tweet to a single person. Or maybe saying hi to a friend: Unfortunately, Twitter predicted this and returns a “too few users” error when uploading a list with less than 500 matching users.

So much for my plan to use Twitter for meeting requests. (In theory, you could create a list of 500 inactive users and then add the one person you’re actually hoping to target, but that seemed like a lot of work.) The six types of Twitter conversations. By Lee Rainie Have you ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet?

The six types of Twitter conversations

A new report from the Pew Research Center, in association with the Social Media Research Foundation, provides an aerial view of the social media network. By analyzing many thousands of Twitter conversations, we identified six different conversational archetypes. Our infographic describes each type of conversation network and an explanation of how it is shaped by the topic being discussed and the people driving the conversation. In Defense of Getting Personal on Twitter - The Digital Campus 2014. By Alice E.

In Defense of Getting Personal on Twitter - The Digital Campus 2014

Marwick Keep it professional. That’s what we tell high-school and college students about their Facebook and Twitter accounts. We explain that employers can and will mine your personal social media for data, and that what you say online can follow you forever. Anecdotes of young people who lost jobs, got arrested, or were deeply embarrassed by something they posted on Facebook abound. I grew up on the Internet. It’s not that my social-media presence veers into what my students would call "inappropriate. " I’m increasingly concerned about my online presence. Twitter's New Design Looks A Lot Like Facebook, And That's A Good Thing.

After months of testing, Twitter has announced a new design that makes the popular micro-blogging service look a lot more like Facebook.

Twitter's New Design Looks A Lot Like Facebook, And That's A Good Thing

But don't let that fool you. Twitter's as dedicated to being a digital stream of consciousness as ever. The redesign just makes it easier for others to track your thoughts. If your old Twitter was Finnegan's Wake, the new Twitter design integrates CliffsNotes inside the text. Rolling out to new users today (and gradually to the rest of us), the most obvious change in the new Twitter design is the aesthetic. Twitter News Consumers: Young, Mobile and Educated. Nearly one-in-ten U.S. adults (8%) get news through Twitter, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center, in collaboration with the John S. and James L.

Twitter News Consumers: Young, Mobile and Educated

Knight Foundation. Compared with the 30% of Americans who get news on Facebook, Twitter news consumers stand out as younger, more mobile and more educated. Twitter’s Root Injustice — - meta - How To Make Twitter More Fair and Competitive The story of my experience on Twitter is the story that is celebrated—but rarely the case for most people.

Twitter’s Root Injustice — - meta -

When I joined Twitter in 2009 it was like showing up to a half-settled frontier town. I could talk with people who would normally never talk to me, I could gain a following in fields where I was years younger than most, and I could do this all from a laptop in my underwear. Twitter was magical in 2009 because the platform was getting a daily flood of users of all stripes eager to find accounts to follow. The Architecture Twitter Uses to Deal with 150M Active Users, 300K QPS, a 22 MB/S Firehose, and Send Tweets in Under 5 Seconds. Toy solutions solving Twitter’s “problems” are a favorite scalability trope.

The Architecture Twitter Uses to Deal with 150M Active Users, 300K QPS, a 22 MB/S Firehose, and Send Tweets in Under 5 Seconds

Everybody has this idea that Twitter is easy. With a little architectural hand waving we have a scalable Twitter, just that simple. Well, it’s not that simple as Raffi Krikorian, VP of Engineering at Twitter, describes in his superb and very detailed presentation on Timelines at Scale. Twitter + GNIP. Twelephone.

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