Twitter is testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweetsBy : CIOL Writers |April 21, 2017 0
Twitter has been on different experimenting modes lately, all to increase its user base.
After testing paid version of Tweetdeck, the micro-blogging site is now testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets around real-life events and conversations in your timeline.
Confirming the news to VentureBeat, a company spokesperson said, “We’re continuing to experiment with new ways to surface the best and most relevant content for people on Twitter.”
Whoa is this “suggested reading” thing new or have I just never seen it pic.twitter.com/JJvZev5N2x
— Selena Larson (@selenalarson) April 20, 2017
Previously, Twitter integrated a module within timelines to show tweets that may have been missed. However, they were individual-centered. On the other hand, suggested reading module will focus more on the content and its newsworthiness.
For example, if you want to search for more information about the latest actions taken by the U.S. government, Twitter will show you what it thinks are the most relevant articles that best meet your requirement.
Though, Twitter is yet to provide more information on this but the report says that Twitter might run the risk of people criticising the company over censorship or bias because of the criteria or algorithm Twitter is using to select the articles, something that Facebook faced in past.