Twitter CEO Elon Musk contacted the social media platform on Sunday to announce that two tweet handling issues were fixed on Saturday, even if 95% were undelivered.
“The followers feed fanout service was overloaded when I was tweeting and was struggling with up to 95% of my tweets not being delivered at all,” Musk tweeted.
Fanout is when a post gets pushed to all of a Twitter user’s followers, and when the service crashed, it destroyed someone else’s tweet who was sitting in a queue waiting to be pushed.
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The second problem Musk and his team tackled was an algorithm that caused accounts with a lot of followers to be deleted.
Musk and his team addressed those issues, but also overnight eliminated a height penalty that affected tweets with images and videos.
Twitter also increased the number of recommended tweets, implemented a way to better track downed tweets, removed a filter that caused false negatives, removed a penalty created when a user followed an author, and improved the reach of retweets .
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Musk tweeted that the social media platform plans to fix oversized fonts and under-spaced paragraphs this week.
Musk has been adding and tweaking features to the Twitter Inc. platform at a rapid pace since the acquisition. The challenge now is to translate these changes into meaningful benefits for Twitter’s business.
Mr. Musk’s ownership of Twitter passed 100 days on Saturday. The billionaire said his goals for Twitter are to build the company’s subscription business, reduce its reliance on advertising and improve the experience for users.
Notable changes Musk has implemented include a new subscription service, Twitter Blue, and a new version of the algorithm-based feed, rebranded to the TikTok-esque name “For You,” which recommends content to users not just from accounts, who they follow .
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Other changes include tweets of up to 4,000 characters, corporate gold ticks for corporate accounts and gray ticks for government accounts, and the shutdown of popular third-party apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific, which give some users other features not offered by the typical Twitter platform.
Alexa Corse contributed to this article