Tech Friday: A Periscope chat with a Twitter management team

Posted By on March 9, 2018

Enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions and exchange thoughts with a Twitter management group working on improving online #health (safety/abuse). PeriscopeCoJackTwitter180308The live Periscopechat was a way for Twitter operate as transparently as possible. They will be opening an RFP process (request for proposal) from academia and the community. Twitter along with most of Silicon Valley is aware they their immediate community has an innate "progressive" bias which has come under attack this past year. Politics and issues bring out abuse by users, some far more dangerous than others. They seem sincere about welcoming questions, thoughts and ideas and what to rapidly address the "health of the community," has they refer to it. Hopefully those of us that use Twitter as a "newsfeed" and appreciate having an exchange with others can be helpful in refining Twitter without draconian measure — a recent "broad based banning" was not received well, especially by conservatives.

On an investment note, solid a few shares of TWTR close to $36 as it became a "double" for me on Wednesday this past week even though I’m still confident Twitter is on the right track (nothing wrong with booking a little profit).


Twitter Health Metrics Proposal Submission

We’re committing to helping increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation around the world, and to hold ourselves publicly accountable toward progress. By measuring our contribution to the overall health of the public conversation, we believe we can more holistically approach and measure our impact on the world for years to come.

Twitter’s health will be built and measured by how we help encourage more healthy debate, conversations, and critical thinking; conversely, abuse, spam and manipulation will detract from it. We are looking to partner with outside experts to help us identify how we measure the health of Twitter, keep us accountable to share our progress with the world and establish a way forward for the long-term.

READ MORE on the Twitter Blog


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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.