i don't see any reason we wouldn't necessarily publicise it, but, honestly, at this point, i think we're changing it daily.
On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 10:05 AM, Nigel Legg <nigel.l...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks Raffi, I won't go near those retweet functions. > As for the popularity stuff, will the algorithm you use be open? It > wouldn't be good for either side if someone else developed a popularity > index which showed different results from yours. > > > On 2 April 2010 18:00, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote: > >> 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 >> > > -- Raffi Krikorian Twitter Platform Team http://twitter.com/raffi