Twitter’s @eventparrot

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  • 6 years ago
  • Posted: October 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Since Twitter announced that they had the intention of going public, they have introduced a number of features aimed at increasing user engagement in the platform. They started by introducing the @MagicRecs which is a system that when you follow, it recommends to you who to follow based on people followed by those you follow. The success of @MagicRecs led them to introduce an Android and iOS feature that alerts users on notification of most discussions popular within the network of those you follow.

Also Twitter had introduced a feature that lets users follow discussions by highlighting conversations by a straight blue line linking handles that are engaged within a conversation. Clicking any of tweet in the conversation opens the entire conversation history to the first person who started the conversation.

To take this a step further, Twitter seems to have introduced an experimental handle @eventparrot that is targeting to DM users of important personalized news. The handle  promises to deliver ‘direct messages that help you keep up with what’s happening in the world’.


With most users missing out on important events that break on Twitter or end up to trending later on, @eventparrot might prove a very useful tool for increasing user engagement. I have followed @eventparrot and if I get any tailored DMs on important events happening on Twitter, I will update this post accordingly.
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Odipo Riaga
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