Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Promoted Tweets Make Their Way Into Third Party Platforms
While I recognize that TweetDeck relies on Twitter's API to function and provide its service, I for some reason thought TweetDeck would be immune to Twitter's slow incorporation of promoted (paid) content. I'll admit there was definitely some part of me that thought I was being super smart and had outwitted the Twitter advertisment movement by solely using TweetDeck and ignoring Twitter.com.
However, I was proved wrong today when I logged into TweetDeck, scrolled to one of my favorite features, the "Trending: Worldwide" column and found a grotesque and irrelevant "Promoted" tweet at the top of the list. Sigh....Twitter, at the very least serve me a promotion that I'm actually interested in or relate to, don't just simply crowd my trending topics list.
Posted by Rebecca