Thursday, October 27, 2016

Twitter layoff comes as it makes a turnaround, to be more like Facebook?

Twitter has announced a 9% layoff of its staff, but its earnings seem to be turning around.  Note the stories in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and CNET.

Twitter is considering doing much more work to sequence tweets by topic or user interest (like Facebook) rather than reverse chronology (although it allows one theme tweet to stay at the top).

I haven’t seen much movement on the 140-character problem.

So what would it be like to work as a developer for this company?  How to moves and elevations get done?  How does the 24-hour support work? It seems to be a more precarious life there than at some of its "competitors".

And is Twitter losing out to Instagram in social visibility?  I haven’t found the time to use Instagram that much.

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