Twitter making ‘Top Tweet’ values available to third-party developers

Twitter making ‘Top Tweet’ values available to third-party developers

Twitter is announcing a change to its API that will give third-party developers more access to the rankings that the company assigns to tweets, letting them find the higher-value tweets in a stream. According to Twitter , the addition will let apps more easily surface certain types of content from noisy or high-volume feeds, showing users only the most noteworthy and engaging material. As far as what goes into determining a tweet’s value, Twitter’s Top Tweet algorithm finds the ones with the most engagement from other users, in terms of retweets, replies, “and more.” What Twitter is announcing is a new piece of tweet metadata called “filter_level” that’s given a value of “none,” “low,” or “medium.” The latter correlates roughly to the… Continue reading…

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