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5:05 pm on Feb 10, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Supplementing the "while you were away" this new option on twitter appears to put tweets most likes and those accounts you interact with most at the top of the timeline. Users can test it now by going to timeline settings and selecting 'Show me the best Tweets first'. The option will be turned on over the coming weeks.

You flip on the feature in your settings; then when you open Twitter after being away for a while, the Tweets you're most likely to care about will appear at the top of your timeline – still recent and in reverse chronological order. The rest of the Tweets will be displayed right underneath, also in reverse chronological order, as always. At any point, just pull-to-refresh to see all new Tweets at the top in the live, up-to-the-second experience you already know and love. Twitter's New Timeline Option Inserts "Best Tweets First" [blog.twitter.com]


Jeff Seibert, Twitter’s head of consumer product said,
The “best” tweets will be selected based on factors such as the accounts a user most often interacts with, the types of tweets a user engages with, a user’s interests and what is buzzing within their network of Twitter accounts. During tests, about “a dozen or so” tweets were typically shown, Mr. Seibert said.

But don’t worry, hardcore users. Mr. Seibert says this isn’t a reordering of the timeline into an algorithmic feed, as Buzzfeed reported last week. Twitter's New Timeline Inserts "Best Tweets First" Option [blogs.wsj.com]
6:18 am on Feb 11, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Whatever is default, is.

If this feed becomes default, there is no timeline. Options are great but most casual users don't change them and it's very unlikely they will ever see your tweets with this setting, unless you're a Twitter celeb already.
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>it's very unlikely they will ever see your tweets with this setting,

Not quite. If you're following "celebs" in amongst the specific long tail sectors, yes, but, I don't follow the "celebs" and find that it's a much cleaner, industry-specific time line.
11:04 pm on Feb 11, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The keyword widget could use some customization options too IMO. I'd like to show tweets with pics only mostly because of one guy who spams his radio station with dozens of posts per day. I've reported him to them but he's still doing it.
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Quite a few are not happy with the T selecting "best tweets".

This last quarter saw 2 million jump ship.

Stock market is taking significant hits (closed at 13.34 today).

And their new politically correct whatever the heck they call roll out is ticking off quite a few more users.

Market wise.... well, I think 9th came up in discussion somewhere today,.

This "best tweets" is a reach in that WHO MAKES THAT DETERMINATION and WHY ARE YOU IN MY TWEET STREAM in the first place?
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It's worth saying, currently, this is an option, so you only see this one if you have it turned on.

super70s , is this someone you follow, or are they using @thenameoftheradiostation to spam them?

How to block someone on twitter [support.twitter.com...]
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engine: I am talking about the Twitter keyword widget on my site with a keyword I have set up in the code of the widget (href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23keyword"), not something I see or don't see when I'm logged into the Twitter site.

I was just saying I wish there was a way I could add something to the code to get rid of this obvious spammer. I wouldn't mind if it was 4 or 5 spams a day but this guy is off the deep end. I just don't want to see it myself, I don't want anyone viewing the widget to see him because it's just junk as far as I'm concerned.
 

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