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How Jack Dorsey plans to change Twitter

The bottom line: Dorsey said he's not worried that those changes could mean people will spend less time on Twitter. "If more relevance means less time on the service, that's perfectly fine," he said, adding that if people are having conversations, Twitter "can still serve an ad against that."

If this means monetizing content over users, then what a move this will be. Engagement might be a good metric for marketers and for reach but it appears to be pretty damaging day to day.

While we wait for these changes to be applied, you can already do a few things to improve your experience on Twitter.

Posted 17th Apr 2019 @ 15:01

Text Entry

text entry on XKCD

Text entry on your TV is maddening and even with an Apple TV, which prompts on your phone, it's not entirely seamless.

Posted 16th Apr 2019 @ 09:11

Notre Dame cathedral burns in Paris

More from The Atlantic on the aftermath and how it looks inside the cathedral.

Posted 15th Apr 2019 @ 21:40

Geneva Motor Show 2019 electric vehicle highlights

Once again, some very interesting cars on display and especially in the EV arena. Fully Charged had great coverage of last year's event too.

Posted 15th Apr 2019 @ 17:44

Twitter platform manipulation

I have some admiration for Twitter with all they're doing to combat the problem of disinformation but it feels like us, as users, expect them to be responsible for filtering out without taking any of the onus ourselves.

One thing I didn't cover in 5 ways to improve your digital state of mind was how to make take back some of that control, something Twitter makes relatively easy. Perhaps a topic for another day, but the just is that you can do any of the following to better curate your feed:

  • Mute accounts
  • Block accounts
  • Mute words, hashtags and phrases

Posted 15th Apr 2019 @ 14:44

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