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A New Obsession: Tracking How Many People Read Your Tweets

A New Obsession: Tracking How Many People Read Your Tweets

As if any of us needed a reason to spend more time doing things online that are ultimately unnecessary, Twitter is apparently testing a new feature that lets individual users--and, it would seem, anyone else--see who views each Tweet receives.

Twitter itself is mum on the possible feature, but a friend of The Verge noticed the tweak on her account, and screen grabs clearly show how many views each of her Tweets have gotten. The images show the hit count in Twitter’s iOS client, so it’s not apparent if or when this feature might roll out elsewhere.


Credit: The Verge

You can already see how many times someone has “favorited” a Tweet, and Retweets are of course a handy way to gauge how popular a particular post might be. Thus, seeing a simple hit count might not seem like a huge deal, but it actually provides a powerful way to triangulate other users’ reactions to your Tweet.

For example, if no one views it, that tells you something, and if it has many views but few Retweets or Favorites, that tells you something else entirely.
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I Like this idea gives me a chance to utilize in what people like or dislike

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this is a nice addition, so i can see what people interesting for :)

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garbage

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wasnt this always how twitter worked?

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I guess this is a good addition. I like options and things that focus on how I might possibly enjoy social media. Just another added layer.

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this seems like a no brainer for people that use twitter alot. im suprised the service went this far without this feature. i wonder though if that gives twitter some kind of extended access to peoples phones. just a thought, nice article!

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the ONLY reason i use twitter is to enter contests... truly i hate it. If find it full of junk boring posts. Its impossible to organize.. it needs major work. Example: I created lists, but yet you cant just view certain people on the main list. I dont want to see everyone I follow all the time (because some contests have me following people who post 100 a day..) I just want to follow then hide them in another list. Like in FB, I have my main feed with friends, then a tech feed that is for companies that do giveaways and have tech info. I dont have to see that unless i want to

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