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Thread by @aakashg0 on Thread Reader App: the Twitter tweet ranking algorithm

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/04/05

Interesting read: [Wayback/Archive] Thread by @aakashg0 on Thread Reader App with this takeaway:

If you take away anything, remember this – the models take in 3 inputs:

• Likes, retweets, replies: engagement data
• Mutes, unfollows, spam reports: user data
• Who follows you: the follower graphImage

Read from the start at [Wayback/Archive] Aakash Gupta 🚀 Product Growth Guy on Twitter: “Twitter revealed its algorithm to the world. But what does it mean for you? I spent the evening analyzing it. Here’s what you need to know:”

The algorithm is at [Wayback/Archive] twitter/the-algorithm: Source code for Twitter’s Recommendation Algorithm.

Via [Wayback/Archive] Andrea on Twitter: “Haha, dát is het dus!” / Twitter

Note: for me the only way to reliably follow people is this: [Wayback/Archive] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: “@chrisbensen @geerlingguy @TwitterBlue @elonmusk @tweetbot About the only tweeps I see tweets from on a regular base is the ones I turned notifications on for. It does not matter if they are blue or not. The blue ones tend to post overly large tweets. Those I skip reading.”


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ThreadReaderApp alternatives?

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/30

A while ago, Threader died, and about the only alternatives back then seemed to be ThreadReaderApp and Archive Today: Threader is dying: save your content as soon as possible:

The alternatives [Archive@ThreadReaderApp, [Archive@WayBackMachine and [Archive@ArchiveIs for the win (:

In the end that’s not completely true, though they do seem to be the only places where that can be triggered without tweeting a kind of “unroll” response to a thread-to-be-archived.

There are more of the latter kind that were active at the end of 2021 when I queued this post:

This one died a silent death somewhere fall 2020:

This one is registered, but does not reply with unrolls:

A repository I want to check out later: [Wayback/Archive] GitHub – the-crib/thread-unroll: Unrolls twitter thread and sends it as a DM to anyone that mentions the bot on the thread.

Finally, some of the helper accounts that ThreadReaderApp uses:

Related: yesterday’s post Some notes on converting Twitter threads/tweets to Markdown.


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English time @engIishtime on Twitter with AltTextCrew alt-text: INFORMAL versus FORMAL English terms

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/03

[Archive] Alt Text Crew on Twitter: “@jpluimers Repost parent tweet with extracted text in image descriptions” / Twitter

INFORMAL FORMAL find out ascertain free release obtain get get in touch with contact It concerns purchase It's about buy keep leave out let retain omit permit examine look at make up fabricate need to required point out put off put up rack up ring up indicate delay tolerate accumulate call orry apologise appear establish seem set up show illustrate show up stand for arrive represent start commence think about consider

The original tweet [Archive] did only contained the image, so here is the OCR of the text:

find out ascertain
free release
get obtain
get in touch with contact
It’s about It concerns
buy purchase
keep retain
leave out omit
let permit
look at examine
make up fabricate
need to required
point out indicate
put off delay
put up tolerate
rack up accumulate
ring up call
orry apologise
seem appear
set up establish
show illustrate
show up arrive
stand for represent
start commence
think about consider


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Reminder to check if Dutch teletext now has RSS or is cached outside – (via @Schellevis)

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/02/18

Reminder to self to check out the results of these two tweets:

A few related links, most via [Wayback/Archive] nos teletext rss – Google Search:

The teletext/teletekst feeds are also not on these URLs:

The feeds site seems to be based on Feedburner which is a product that Google seems to be gradually winding down.

Oh: if you have DVB-C or DVB-T, you can filter out the teletext signal and host it. VLC can do the filtering towards a visual teletext representation:

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Exclude replies from official twitter search widget (retweets now seem to be excluded by default)

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/02/10

[Wayback/Archive] Exclude replies from official twitter search widget – Stack Overflow (thanks Willem de Wit):

I found an option to include retweets include:retweets so I tried to change that to exclude:replies and it worked!
My search-string is now: from:account_name exclude:replies

Note that there used to be exclude:retweets, but that seems to be the default for some time now, as per [Wayback/Archive] twitter – Is there a way to filter out retweets? – Web Applications Stack Exchange comment (thanks [Wayback/Archive] jxd):

Correction: the checkbox is missing because using advanced search by username now seems to exclude retweets by default.


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