Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Dec 2010 00:24 UTC
Legal I'm (was?) a Twitter user. This past week I found it utterly weird that none of the words #wikileaks, #cablegate, #cables, #Assange were actually "trending". I even tweeted about this 5 days ago. Today, my fears of secret censorship seem to be coming true. It appears that Twitter is censoring all these words, so they don't appear in the (much-used) Twitter "trends" list. Update 1: A Twitter staffer replied to the blog post saying that their trending algorithm doesn't always result to the most popular terms. Update 2: More investigation about what might be going on.
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A twitter posting issue?
by proclus on Mon 6th Dec 2010 02:09 UTC
proclus
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2010-12-06

I have had one report of a user who was having trouble posting tweets with #wikileaks tags. It should also be noted that Twitter has been munging trends for months at least. If they are munging trends like #wikileaks, it is indeed a disturbing development.

If some of you are dismayed regarding a tweet posting issue, you should note that this is a common type of problem for those who are posting with the web interface.

Regards,
proclus
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