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Twitter is testing a “tweets per month” counter – TechCrunch


Twitter is testing a feature that lets you see how many times a user tweets per month. Reverse Engineers spotted this in development about a month ago, but as of this morning, some Twitter users shared that they got access to this feature.

For those of us who already know that we spend way too much time on the app, this feature seems a little… daunting. But it could probably be useful as a metric for determining whether to follow someone. If someone tweets thousands of times a month, maybe you don’t want them on your timeline – or if they barely tweet, maybe you don’t think it’s worth follow him.

Based on previous studies, it’s no surprise that the general reaction to this feature among dedicated users is horror at the amount of tweets. In 2019, the Pew Research Center found that 10% of Twitter users create 80% of tweets on the platform. The study also showed that the median user on Twitter only posts twice a month. Last quarter, Twitter had 237.8 million monetizable daily active users.

Twitter hasn’t responded to requests for comment, so it’s unclear how many people are taking part in this feature test, or if it will be rolled out more widely. The platform is also testing features like statuses and downvoting, which have yet to be fully rolled out.

So if you feel personally attacked by Twitter’s “tweets per month” test, you may be entitled to compensation. For legal reasons, that was a joke, though we’re guessing Twitter’s lawyers are a bit concerned at the moment.



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