If Twitter wants to improve the trending experience for everyone, it should change how they are calculated entirely. Rather than generating trends based on the location of a tweet, they should instead show trends related to what is happening in my timeline, who I am following and who my followers follow.
I.e., in Apple’s parlance, genius recommendations. This would be better than the mind-numbing nonsense the Dickbar shows now, but I still think it goes against the spirit of Twitter. Twitter should show you only what you’ve subscribed to, and, if this is the way they’re going to go, paid ads. That’s it.
★ Monday, 21 March 2011