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Apple’s keynote on Tuesday generated a ton of buzz on Twitter (and everywhere else), with activity on the social network peaking at a heady 32,305 tweets per minute (TPM) when the Apple Watch was unveiled. During the presentation Apple shared a few images showing how Twitter will look on their new wearable.
… was that Twitter is seriously considering borrowing a leaf from Facebook’s book and applying an algorithm to user timelines to reduce noise and ensure that high-quality tweets float to the top. Today, every tweet from everyone you follow flows through your Twitter timeline in reverse-chronological order. Nothing is filtered out, and no tweet…
…, and ‘curating’ the content by providing clips of cartoons and celebrity gossip instead. Facebook is in a tough spot. They feel their algorithm is necessary for optimizing its users’ experiences as friends lists just get bigger and bigger. But the algorithm can’t tell who donated to Beacon to support on-the-ground coverage in Ferguson…