Twitter Teases New Feature: Sending Personalized Pictures

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Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), which has been introducing new services lately, might roll out another one by sending personally selected pictures to the user’s timeline in a bid to integrate new features. The pictures include anything from photos to maps to slideshows to memes.

A new account @magicpixx has appeared, and its bio reads, “Follow me for house-curated, artisinal (sic) pictures delivered directly to your timeline.”

Twitter may send personalized ads

Although it cannot be said with confidence that Twitter has officially started sending these pictures, some of the hints strengthen the belief. For instance, though there is a spelling error in @magicpixx’s bio, Twitter engineer William Morgan has constantly tweeted about the account and is replying to the questions users ask about magicpixx.

Also, the new account is closely akin to previous experiments like @magicrecs that sends personalized suggestions to users about interesting accounts and tweets. Another such account is @eventparrot, which sends breaking news through direct messages to users.

The @magixpixx account indicates that Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) may foray into sending useful ads to users when they exhibit an interest into buying at a particular place, says a report from thenextweb. Ads are one of the major sources of Twitter’s revenue.

Alex Roetter, Twitter’s vice president of engineering said that the company is in the process of “make it easier to follow what you care about, connect with people, and discover something new.”

Recent services from Twitter

The micro blogging site recently launched a site which would provide relevant information to its users about the platform and how the platform can be used to develop their business further. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) launched the site on November 21st showing tips and tricks of the trade. The site will also provide useful information about the social media marketing strategies.

To enhance the security for the users, Twitter recently introduced ‘forward secrecy’ for its twitter.com, api.twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com services.

“Encryption systems that lack forward secrecy have a single secret key that’s used over and over again to set up the encryption,” Seth Schoen, senior staff technologist with Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), told SCMagazine.com on Monday. Schoen added that the key is the master key for all communications and anyone who gains an insight into it can decrypt all of them, past or future.

Schoen cited the example of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) while explaining the process. The official said that if an individual comes to know about the secret key, he can decrypt all the encrypted data, which was flowing in an out of Twitter for these many years.

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Aman Jain
Aman is MBA (Finance) with an experience on both Marketing and Finance side. He has worked as a Risk Analyst for AIR Worldwide, and is currently leading VeRa FinServ, a Financial Research firm. Favorite pastimes include watching science fiction movies, reviewing tech gadgets, playing PC games and cricket. - Email him at amanjain@valuewalk.com

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