The new Twitter #algorithm is finally out. It’s turned on by default, and you can turn it off. But should you? What does all this change mean for Twitter and for your personal user experience? What options do we have? Looking ahead, beyond the algorithm, are even more questions.
At its best, Twitter helps us connect ideas and connect people. The hard part is ‘how?’ What could make Twitter a better platform for social engagement?
I’ve been taking these “twitter change” issues on step-by-step:
- Can @Jack save Twitter? (Dec 29)
- Life in Glass Houses w/ IDEA Grid (Feb 13)
- Algorithm & the Twitter Chat (Mar 30)
Now, the latest, which is this post:
Let’s discuss a Go Forward plan for Twitter. It’s on the docket for THURS, 4/7/16, at 10pm ET using hashtag #mediachat. It’s hosted by Aaron Kilby (@kilby76). I’ll be guest that night, and will share some thoughts as we take on these important questions:
- Q1. Twitter says its new algorithm exposes better, more relevant content; have you seen this in action?
- Q2. How do you think Twitter determines (or should determine) relevance? Likes? Hashtags? Content search?
- Q3. Will the algorithm help or hurt Twitter chats, and what indicators should we be monitoring?
- Q4. What might “native chat support” from Twitter look like?
- Q5. Beyond the algorithm, what other Twitter changes would you like to see?
- Q6. What could make Twitter more social?
- Q7. You’re @Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO. What do you do next?
Lots for us to talk about. Hope to see you there!
Chris Jones aka @sourcepov