I’ve never noticed it before, but apparently now you can look at your Twitter Activity Dashboard to see which of your tweets are actually being seen. I could already guess which of mine would be the highest ranked this year because I can see which ones get retweeted or favorited, but I thought I’d check to see if I was right.
According to twitter analytics, in the last 28 days I’ve had a few million impressions (Impressions = # of times people saw tweets). That seems like a lot but I’ve written a ton, adopted a new member of the family, captured a possible ghost phantom on camera, joined Instagram, and live-tweeted an unexpected visit to a ghost-town where we were escorted by a bossy emu and several llamas.
I expected that my highest ranked tweet would be the ones I wrote during a particularly terrible night, because they were retweeted and favorited the most:
“90% of the people I know right now are falling apart physically or mentally this week. Be kind. To others and yourself.”
“You’ll get through this. I promise.”
Surprisingly, the actual tweet which blew everything else out of the water (according the analytics) was apparently much more important….
Conclusion: Twitter is just as baffling as Facebook now. Also, enchiladas are more dangerous than expected. And now I’m hungry for enchiladas. Thanks, twitter.
PS. Seriously, does anyone understand the actual algorithms for Facebook and twitter regarding which updates actually get seen? Why do I never see some of my friends updates but see others constantly? Why do I see things on my timeline days after they’ve been shared? Is it witchcraft? Because it feels like witchcraft.