RE: @Twitter “Never Miss Important Tweets from People You Follow”
One of the big issues with the Twitter timeline is that when you go to the app, you are limited to viewing the last 800 Tweets from the people you follow. So what does that mean for users that follow hundreds of profiles? I’m sure you guessed it. They get a broken browsing experience that makes them miss out on the interesting tweets of the day that would satisfy our spontaneous content consumption appetites that we tend to develop at any given real-time moment.
Twitter recently published a blog post titled “Never Miss Important Tweets from People You Follow,” and it explains their recently implemented algorithmic change that is affecting people’s Timelines. “Here’s how it works. You flip on the feature in your settings; then when you open Twitter after being away for a while, the Tweets you’re most likely to care about will appear at the top of your Timeline – still recent and in reverse chronological order. The rest of the Tweets will be displayed right underneath, also in reverse chronological order, as always. At any point, just pull-to-refresh to see all new Tweets at the top in the live, up-to-the-second experience you already know and love.”
To me, this new half-assed algorithmic approach seems more like a bandage put on a broken browsing experience than anything else. The browsing system should be rethought from the ground up to truly make it work right, meaning that it’s in sync with the real-time dynamics Twitter is known for. Twitter is not Facebook, it’s “real-time.” Yet this update seems to move away from that point of difference and instead tries to copy Facebook. Attempting to copy Facebook will not work for Twitter. Why? Because if implemented correctly to its full potential, it will destroy the essence of Twitter as “The Real-time Network.” This new feature is just a spin-off of the “while you were away” feature they had before. It’s hit-or-miss with most people because it makes decisions based on past interests and activities and not current ones, and it doesn’t emphasize the real-time dynamic of the Twitter platform.
So how do we really fix this problem without disrupting the essence of the real-time, reverse chronological Timeline dynamics of Twitter?
First, let me tell you a little bit about myself and my Twitter experience. In 2010, I started using Twitter to promote a business I was working on. I needed to build a targeted following so I could expand my outreach to promote my services. I started using Tweetadder to search for a targeted audience that would match up to my services. I would use targeted keyword queries to find profiles to follow, and I would then try to get into their notifications in hopes that they would view my service offerings and follow me back. I would wait a few days to see if there was interest, and if they did not follow back, I would unfollow them. I had to unfollow people to keep growing my audience within the Twitter following-to-followers limit ratios.
This process literally destroyed my Timeline browsing experience. And I bet this is one of the major reasons why so many others have stopped viewing their noisy and limited Timelines. It also explains the reason why Twitter has poor Tweet engagement: because it’s tough to drink water from a blazing fire hose. I started using Twitter Lists to better manage my real-time interest browsing experience, but could not deal with the tedious task of building and managing them to keep them fresh and up-to-date all the time.
So I decided to try to solve this problem myself. I knew then that the solution needed to fix Twitter’s broken Timeline experience had to work without disrupting the essence of the reverse chronological, real-time feed dynamics. I also realized that the solution would have to work with Twitter’s Lists feature to create a dynamic, real-time approach that allowed users to browse interest topics in real-time. It would also need to allow the user to clearly define and control their unique and relevant interest needs for that moment in time (not a user’s old interests from years of old data).
After years of using Twitter Lists, I realized they lacked a critical dimension that would allow for the real-time browsing experience that I envisioned. Twitter Lists allow you to put any Twitter profile into a list of users, and a real-time feed is produced from them that can be fetched through an API request. What that sounds like is a way to see a stream of Tweets from the people a user follows based on their interests, right? Well, not necessarily. The real result is more like creating an interest stream from the list of people a user follows, categorized over time based on profile descriptions and the subject matter of their common tweets.
You see, Twitter Lists lack a very important dimension needed to accomplish the unique goal mentioned above. They lack the capability of also controlling the interest feed by keywords, phrases and hashtags. You need a people boundary and a keyword boundary to create an interest feed that is personal and relevant to your unique content needs for any given moment of time.
The solution to this is a Qweboo hashtag Community Page stream. Qweboo hashtag community pages sync with your Twitter List and works seamlessly to deliver a unique and relevant Twitter interest stream from the people you follow.
How It Works:
Create a Live Page and Define Your Target Audience
I have an interest to track #Startup related tweets from the users I have followed over time. I first need to define my Tag Cloud of hashtags, keywords and phrases that makes the topic relevant to me. Start simple and over time while you browse the feed, you’ll stumble upon other similar terms you can add or remove to keep fine-tuning your current interest needs.
View Tweets related to your Topic Tag Cloud from the People You Follow
View your topical timeline of Tweets based on the people you follow in your interest Tag Cloud. You can adjust your topical timeline by muting active tags (blue ones) that are used to aggregate Tweets. You can also adjust and refine your feed while you browse in real-time using the tag box next to the specific Tweet.
Browse Tweets related to your Topic Tag Cloud from All People On Twitter
This feature will allow you to find new prospects tweeting in your Tag Cloud. You can then engage with these prospect to create the necessary interactions like RT’s, Likes and Follows that court attention and grow your targeted network.
Control Your Tag Cloud
In this section, you can control your Tag Cloud and also delete tags that are no longer relevant to your unique interests. You can also turn tags on and off right from the topical Live Page feed, allowing you to adjust your feed in real-time while you browse content.
Access & reply to your Twitter Direct Messages from Qweboo
Get alerts on new DM’s and reply with ease from Qweboo. OOO away responder for Twitter DM’s is under construction.
Qweboo comes with a unique yet powerful publishing & curation platform
Qweboo’s publishing platform allows you to simultaneously Tweet, retweet, and quote tweets while you curate and collect the best tweets into your own #hashtag @TwitterHandle feed associated to your #hashtag community topic. (i.e. In the below example #Humor being the hashtag community topic that governs the aggregation & collection feed aspect of your page) With Qweboo you can connect to public hashtag community conversations happening on Twitter in real-time and at the same time have your own tweet collections to the hashtag feed under your appropriate’s Live Page @TwitterHandle feed that you can showcase while you tweet on the subject matter.
We can all now be connected to the same public hashtag yet have our own unique @TwitterHandle collection feed inside the public hashtag feed. Simultaneously allowing individual members of the Twitter hashtag community to express their curations using their unique collection streams bit.ly link within the public hashtag topical real-time feed. Making Twitter work like a true interest based social network built around the most popular hashtag communities. With each of us having our own @TwitterHandle hashtag collection feeds that allow us to naturally promote our tweet collection feed the next time we tweet or Retweet using the same hashtag. (#startup bit.ly/1pxMyV7 ) My Profile with all my aggregated hashtag collection feeds. My Profile on Qweboo
Your followers can visit your real time collection feeds by clicking the bit.ly link next to the hashtag community within the tweet header. This allows them to create engagement with your tweets they missed out on after being swallowed by their Home Timeline Twitter black hole. ( The fact you can’t browse past the last 800 tweets from your Twitter Home Timeline. The black hole inside Twitter that swallowed the rest of your Home Timeline #LOL) Qweboo hashtag community pages and your associated @TwitterHandle collection feeds create a scalable solution and process for real-time interest based networking that cuts the noise within Twitter hashtag communities. A real time networking process that connects you with the right audience & gives you a unique identity and a way to promote your collections of tweets that is relevant to your specific hashtag community of interest. A solution that will get people connecting and engaging with the people they follow. At scale Qweboo “The Now Web” contains the necessary site dynamics and social network DNA to finally solve the Twitter noise and engagement problem once and for all while keeping the essence of Twitter’s chronological Real Time feed dynamics alive.
Twitter “The social web’s last standing true chronological flowing timeline network that is controlled by people & built for people”
Selecting your appropriate hashtag community page is synonymous to selecting the appropriate Pinterest board where you collect your pin to except Qweboo also allows you to promote your page’s collection feed by placing the topic’s hashtag & short link in the header of the Post or tweet so others can see your take on the subject matter. (i.e. #humor bit.ly/1WLf14B in our example below ) Note: Buffer integration is under development. (You’ll be able to automagically pin the tweet you want to highlight within each of your hashtag collection feeds. Also we will soon implement Twitter cards functionality and the ability to create drop down sliders to get email or app signups.
Connect with the People You Follow Tweeting to Your Unique Tag Cloud
Here you can see all the people you follow that have been tweeting to your interest Tag Cloud. By default, Qweboo will hold and cache the last 20,000 Tweets from your Twitter Timeline. Unlike Hootsuite and Tweetdeck, which have API limitations and show time gaps among similar Tweets and don’t actively fetch your timeline when you’re away, Qweboo makes offline API calls to fetch your Timeline every hour. This way you won’t miss any important Tweets that you might want to see at a later time.
Qweboo works in this way for you even if you haven’t logged into the app for days or even weeks at a time.
Once you know which of the people you follow are Tweeting to your interest Tag Cloud, you can sync these relevant people into a Twitter List.
Notice below how your newly created Twitter List matches the title, description and privacy setting of the Live Page created above (in the first image). As you follow new people and unfollow non-prospects, Qweboo notices. It continuously fetches and listens to your Timeline, thus the Twitter profiles shown by Qweboo will grow & change with time in response to your actions. By pressing the sync button again, your Twitter List will update according to the latest changes and settings.
Qweboo helps you save time by taking over the old, mundane manual list management process while still giving you the option to white list users you wish to omit from any autómated actions.
View Your Twitter List Stream Inside Your Live Page
View your Twitter List feed inside your hashtag Page generated by the Twitter List API.
Track All Your Activity Performed Inside Live Pages
Know who you’ve been engaging with inside and outside your Twitter network so you can plan and time your next engagement move.
Clean up your Twitter Network
Building a targeted audience on Twitter requires a lot of “people prospecting” and many times potential leads don’t always work out so you must have a simple and useful way to unfollow bad leads and clean up your Twitter Network. I’m a big fan of Crowdfire App but I’ve always thought that their tabs are a bit confusing at first glance. Some clean up activities are used for your Twitter “Following” and others are meant to be used for your “Followers”. I have intuitively categorized your Twitter clean up activities into what will become obvious to you later when you learn what each function is used for.
As you can see, Qweboo allows you to browse and query your Twitter Timeline based on your unique, real-time interests without any sophisticated algorithms that disrupt the essence of Twitter’s real-time dynamics. When you’re logged into Qweboo, your Timeline is continuously updated on a minute-to-minute basis so that you can also see all the new Tweets that come in as you are browsing your page. Just imagine the power this gives you as you can listen, monitor and track the right people with the right content at the right time. With this power, you can easily create the necessary engagements within your network that will set you apart and give you that competitive edge. Try it out => TAKE A LOOK
There is no other app like Qweboo on the freemium market. It is the most powerful Twitter management tool for the serious marketer, and it will not only help you get more engagement with targeted prospects, it will help you do so more quickly and easily than you ever dreamed possible.
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