As we reported earlier, Twitter is currently developing a top-secret project regarding feedback and user support for UK users, but that’s not all – A protected account emerged yesterday (both The Next Web and Techcrunch report), bearing the username @MagicStats. The description is short and imperative: “I favorite the best tweets I see in real-time”.
So, what’s the story behind it?
Our guess is that Twitter is trying to squeeze third party applications (e.g. FavStar) that crunch users’ retention on timeline. The account’s activity is pretty simple. When a user tweets something that the service thinks will go viral, it favorites the tweet within a few minutes of it being sent.
It’s nice to see the firm rolling out experiments, but let’s see how many of them will actually overcome beta phase.
- Twitter Killed the Fail Whale
- The #1 Mistake Everyone Makes on Twitter
- TweetReach – Your Analytics Tool for Twitter
You might also like
More from Twitter
After launching Fleets - its own Stories format - in Brazil and Italy, Twitter has now announced the feature's rollout …
Twitter will reportedly relaunch verification with a new system allowing users to request a verified profile based on a clear …
K-Pop fans are showing their formidable social media power to drown out potential racist posts using the hashtag #whitelivesmatter on …
Twitter is testing a new feature that lets you limit who can reply in public conversations, allowing everyone else to …