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
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