Twitter recently made a critical change to the Twitter feed.
Images attached to tweets are now displayed without the need to tap/click them. This chance is probably for advertising purposes as can be seen in the following timeline:
I don’t really like this change, because now Twitter is no longer about who writes better. It’s about who attaches the best image.
Is this the kind of Twitter world we want to live in?I don’t like it, but I’ll abuse it if they let me
From now on everytime I tweet about a new blog post I’ll attach an image. It could show a code snippet, a part of the first paragraph or just the title of the blog post written with a nice font as an image.
Here’s the one for this post:
I’m going to test this using ads.twitter.com for statistics. You can use it too even if you don’t advertise. I don’t, I’m not even eligible… whatever.
I had a few tweets with photos in them and they are all 5X better (favorited/clicked/retweeted) than my average text-only tweets.
I guess Twitter will change it shortly when they notice the issue (everyone will start using images, especially business Twitter accounts). The change will probably only expand images from popular tweets (with many retweets and favorites).
Until then, let’s take advantage of it it together. I’m @ketacode on Twitter, let’s meet there.