Is "promotion" of tweets going to be part of the algorithm for defining
"popular" tweets - in a twisted world where twitter says it's popular coz
they've taken the cash to say it's popular? [sorry, that sounds like rigging
charts or something... not quite how I meant it to sound]
Awaiting further details.

On 13 April 2010 14:48, Duane Roelands <> wrote:

> I'm curious about this myself. One of the first things end users are
> going to ask for is a way to block these ads from their timelines.
> Don't kid yourself; there's a reason why AdBlock is such a popular
> Firefox plugin.
> Secondary question: Is the first step towards paid Twitter accounts,
> where free users have to receive ads and paid users do not?  Straight
> answers here would be appreciated.
> On 13 Apr, 05:28, Tim <> wrote:
> > I've been looking around for information on how the new "promoted
> > tweets" advertising feature will affect the API, and I've not really
> > found anything. I gather that it's a two phase approach starting with
> > search and then rolling out to timelines, but can anyone here
> > clarify:
> > (a) whether API responses will include promoted tweets,
> > (b) whether these tweets will be identified as ads
> > (c) whether third parties are 'obligated' to present them to users
> > (d) whether there will be an API Terms of Use as a result

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