> > Taylor, I have two questions; I thought you answered them in the original > thread, but could not find them. > 1. How are "popular" tweets defined? Tweets from accounts with lots of > followers, or tweets that have been retweeted the most, or what? >
from taylor's e-mail: With this new project, we want to make real-time search even more valuable > by surfacing the best tweets about a particular topic, by considering > recency, but also the interactions on a tweet. This means analyzing the > author's profile, as well as the number times the tweet has been retweeted, > favorited, replied, and more. It's an evolving algorithm that we'll be > iterating on & tuning until practically the end of time. hope that helps. > 2. And that leads to : you mention having a metadata point for number of > times the tweet has been retweeted. Is that as in hitting the "Retweet" > button only, or will copying and pasting, editing and adding value also > count? If I retweet you, and 3 of my followers retweet that, with the > retweet button I get no credit and don't even know it has happened unless I > go into the website. Having a retweets field which only counts the RT > button will further entrench this feature which is very damaging to the > sense of community and way a lot of people use twitter (certainly over > here). > i'm pretty sure its native RTs only, right now. -- Raffi Krikorian Twitter Platform Team http://twitter.com/raffi -- To unsubscribe, reply using "remove me" as the subject.