Twitter to make itself more like Facebook
Oh, great. I don't know if many of you, readers, use Twitter, but I find it absolutely invaluable to track stories, both breaking and continuing, and far superior to Facebook, which is all crapped up with advertising, and is more about family pix and (to put it more kindly) personal relationships, and not news. Oh well:
If your Twitter stream is looking a little more crap random than usual there’s a concrete reason for that: Twitter has made a behind-the-scenes change which means it’s algorithmically adulterating the mix of content you see. Not that they’re putting it like that, of course.
The specific change in how your Twitter timeline operates allows for the company to inject additional content into your feed from other users you don’t follow. This is in addition to promoted tweet advertising content — you still get that thrust into your feed too.
The nice thing about Twitter is that I see what I have decided I want to see. (I know that's the Daily Me, but for, er, me, that means I'm tracking stories from curated stories and nothing else.
So now Twitter wants to fuck that up. I already have Facebook. I don't need another one. Snarl.