Twitter’s ‘For You’ tab was flooded with tweets and replies to tweets from Elon Musk, on Monday. In announcing the system failure, Twitter’s CEO announced, “Please stay tuned as we make adjustments to the uh… ‘algorithm.'”
The app’s popularity for Musk’s tweets comes just days after he complained that his tweets weren’t getting enough views. Internal Twitter data obtained by the Platform showed that engagement with Musk’s tweets dropped, although the popularity of the search increased in April 2022.
At the end of the week, Twitter announced a change to improve this “visible” issue, while the billionaire said that 95 percent of his tweets are not “presented.”
Long day at Twitter HQ with the hate team
Two important issues are often discussed:
1. Broadcasting service for the Last feed was overloaded when I tweeted, up to 95% of my tweets are not available at all. The test (aka Earlybird) is coming soon.… https://t.co/oMW54chhRz
– Elon Musk (Alabi Newselonmusk) February 12, 2023
According to The Verge, Musk’s concern about the low level of use on his Twitter caused him to call a meeting with engineers at the company. On Monday, Twitter installed the feature that automatically “greens” all of Musk’s tweets, showing his tweets to users in the interest.
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