News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
You are here: Home / World Wide Web / Twitter's Personal Suggestion for You
Is your endpoint data protected?
Twitter Has a Personal Suggestion for You
Twitter Has a Personal Suggestion for You
By Nancy Owano / NewsFactor Network Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
SEPTEMBER
25
2013



Mobile users relying on Twitter to stay in the know have just got a new town crier, personalized for their eyes and ears. A new push notification service has been rolled out for users with iOS and Android devices, said Venu Satuluri, a senior software engineer in Search and Relevance at Twitter. Using mobile alerts, the service recommends accounts and Tweets that the user might find interesting to follow.

"If you're like me you occasionally feel like you're missing out on some of the day's great Tweets, or that you're the last to find out when someone awesome joins Twitter," said Satuluri, writing in a blog post Tuesday.

Users of the new feature receive personalized recommendations when multiple people in the user's network follow the same user or favorite or retweet the same Tweet.

The push notification feature is the result of an experiment that went well for the Twitter team that focuses on platform experiments. The favorable user feedback in that experiment sent a signal of safe passage for the company to come up with a mobile notification service.

Namely, the recommendation system is built on Twitter's @MagicRecs, an algorithmic servant that Twitter uses as an experimental account to send personalized recommendations to followers via direct messages.

Test, Tune, Transform

Twitter users who follow @MagicRecs receive messages that highlight new accounts that people in the user's Twitter network recently started to follow. The stream-curating experiment was effective in calling out relevant notices and the algorithms were tested and tweaked for the Tuesday rollout.

Twitter is not banishing @MagicRecs; Twitter will continue to use it as an experiment for features and updates, according to the Tuesday post.

Based on feedback from @MagicRecs, Twitter appears confident that mobile notifications of filtered, relevant information is now the right way to move on. The assumption is that Twitter users are always appreciative of Tweets and contacts that Twitter believes they want to know about.

Human nature being human nature, however, the flip side of any notification service is a response that this is one more disposable in today's digital stream of information glut.

Tweet Retreats

For those who balk, beyond Twitter, under today's optional pings of great deals, weather alerts, and stock market movements, even personalized push notifications of things to keep the user in the know might be bothersome. Twitter understands that no one feature can delight all. Twitter will allow the user to disable the push notification. (continued...)

1  |  2  |  Next Page >

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY BE OF INTEREST
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there's a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know by accessing the white paper, "5 Things You Didn't Know About Cloud Backup". Access the White Paper now.
MORE IN WORLD WIDE WEB
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Dairy Queen Latest Retailer To Report Hack
Known for its hot fries and soft-serve ice cream, Dairy Queen just made cyber history as the latest victim of a hack attack. The fast food chain said that customer data at some stores may be at risk.
 
Lessons from the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack
JPMorgan Chase is investigating a likely cyberattack. The banking giant is cooperating with law enforcement, including the FBI, to understand what data hackers may have obtained.
 
Who Is the Hacker Group Lizard Squad?
Are they dangerous or just obnoxious? That’s what many are wondering about the hacker group Lizard Squad, which tweeted out a bomb threat that grounded a flight with a Sony exec aboard.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Intel Intros Lightning-Fast PC Processors
Call it extreme. Intel just took the covers off its first-ever eight-core desktop processor, which is aimed at hardcore power users who expect more than the status quo from their computers.
 
HP Previews ProLiant Gen9 Data Center Servers
Because traditional data center and server architectures are “constraints” on businesses, HP is releasing new servers aimed at faster, simpler and more cost-effective delivery of computing services.
 
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
iWatch Watch: What Will Apple Ask Us To Wear?
There are still more questions than answers when it comes to details about the smart watch Apple seems poised to debut on Sept. 9. In fact, nobody seems completely sure that it will be a smart watch at all.
 
Google Successfully Tests Its Own Delivery Drone
While top technology companies are engaged in an "arms race" to develop drones that can quickly deliver goods to anyone anywhere, Google has revealed it successfully tested its own version.
 
Will iPhone Finally Catch Up with NFC Mobile Payment Ability?
Apple's latest version of the iPhone may have a mobile wallet to pay for purchases with a tap of the phone. The iPhone 6 reportedly is equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.