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How to turn off the new Twitter algorithm

A few weeks ago, Twitter decided to quietly turn on their long-discussed-and-tested sorting algorithm. Similar to Facebook (or Twitter’s “While You Were Gone” feature), by default Twitter timelines will display tweets using an algorithm based on who one interacts with, as well as other interests. The idea is making new readers more comfortable using Twitter. However, a

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My social network usage (Spring 2016)

Here’s a look at, and my thoughts on, my current social media usage. Facebook Some months ago, I shut down the Facebook page I made for this blog. Facebook’s limited the “organic” (normal, non-curated) reach of pages to nearly zero, even for those that liked the page. The idea is to get users to pay for “boosting” a post’s visibility

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Twitter to offer an algorithm-based timeline?

News came late Friday that Twitter plans its latest alteration to its service. The service plans to offer an “algorithm”-based timeline. Instead of the current real-time timeline offered, tweets will now be displayed based on “relevancy” and “timeliness.” The decision is the latest in Twitter’s attempts to both boost its popularity and appease Wall Street

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Twitter’s 2015 year in review

Although it’s not even mid-December, Twitter’s decided it’s already time for a year in review of the events of 2015. As such, they’ve released a special wrap-up page, showing the various topics and hashtags that’ve been trending. Twitter’s also listed the top memorable topics of the year as discussed on Twitter. Most of the topics are related to politics,

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Favorite tech Twitter accounts

As a followup to my post on my favorite comic and animation Twitter accounts, here’s a post listing my favorite tech related Twitter accounts. General The Digital Reader (https://twitter.com/inkbitspixels). A blog that largely focuses on ebooks and digital media issues. Flickr (https://twitter.com/Flickr). The popular photo-hosting website. Creative Commons (https://twitter.com/creativecommons). Engadget (https://twitter.com/engadget). A popular tech news

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Is Twitter becoming more like Facebook?

Twitter’s been under pressure for some time by Wall Street to increase its profitability. While it’s not losing money, it’s also not meeting revenue expectations. As such, Twitter’s been under pressure to increase its user base, which also isn’t growing as expected. Twitter’s trying several tactics to improve its user count. One has been offering

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