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Twitter Introduces The Best of Tweets With "Highlights"

     
3:40 pm on Apr 24, 2015 (gmt 0)

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You know, this is the biggest problem with any social network: Even the most dedicated cannot be there all the time, whichever network it is.

I think Twitter's "highlights" summary might help, but, of course, the next thing is how best to get into the highlights.

It's only available on Android right now, and if it proves popular, twitter says it'll consider introducing it to other platforms. To get Highlights in Android, use4rs need to turn it on from the settings.

Today we’re introducing Highlights: a simple summary of the best Tweets for you, delivered via rich push notification. Twitter Introduces The Best of Tweets With "Highlights" [blog.twitter.com]
To create your Highlights, we look at things like the accounts and conversations that are popular among people you follow, Tweets from people you’re closely tied to, topics and events that are trending in your area or within your network, and people that are popular or trending among people you follow.
8:46 pm on Apr 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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... best Tweets for you, delivered via rich push notification


And how exactly does Twitter decide what's best? ... Best tweets for you can be easily translated into "Best Tweets for Twitters Bottom Line."

Ah yes .. The old "Rich Push" trick .. therein so that we can all look at all of the tweets Twitter thinks we want to see, and so that we can keep looking at tweets we've already seen and read 6 months ago.

Can we all say Facebook? - Sure we can - Twitter will only increase engagement for themselves by way of people clicking/touching to get away from all of the old stuff they've already seen ... over and over again.

Constantly stirring old data is a sign of the times when a social platform is bored and has nothing else to do - It's a sign to me that the days of innovation are over for that particular platform - They can't come up with anything new, so they go back and rehash hoping someone notices them.

"Rich Push" didn't work for Facebook, so I'm finding it highly unlikely that it's going to work for Twitter.
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Whoopie! Another "best of the web" awards thingie, how 1990s!. Hooray for groupthink/social-likes top "10". Curious as to the criteria for making the list, and whether all fake tweeters are removed in making that calculation.

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Nobody can be on twitter all the time, so this may prove popular for some. It's when the push becomes annoying it'll soon drop out of favour.
7:23 pm on Apr 27, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Trouble is that "The Push" has been abused for so long that every time we hear about it, we all just roll our eyes 'real hard' and go on about our business -

On the other hand, "The Push" might be a big deal for all of those guys that think Windows 8 is the best thing since sliced bread and have 5 various different tool bars installed in their browsers -