How to get the most out of Twitter’s trending news feed
Hacker News founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg recently wrote an open letter to Twitter’s new chief operating officer, Jérôme Vallee, in which he urged him to be more proactive in the development of trending news feeds.
While Mullenwelg said he would be happy to consider the offer, he said he’d prefer to see Twitter “take the time to do the right thing.”
The problem is, “Twitter is not in a position to do that.”
“Twitter is a company that does business with other companies and the ability to control the flow of news to users is the core of the company’s success,” Mullen told Business Insider.
“And in a world where news is shared in large parts of the world, it’s essential that companies have a way to keep up with that.”
Mullenweli, who is a professor at Stanford University’s School of Information, said the company needs to invest more time and money in making sure its trending news platforms are user-friendly, and it needs to “develop a process for the community to contribute to these feeds.”
Mulenwelle has made similar comments before, and said he believes the company “will ultimately be successful” in managing the flow and accuracy of its news.
“There’s always a risk that people won’t understand the content,” he said.
“That’s part of what we’re trying to do.
If they’re not aware, then they’re never going to understand.”
Mills, who previously worked for Twitter and Facebook, has made it clear that he is not interested in working at the company, saying that “it’s not my focus.”
“I’m going to keep trying to stay here for a while, and I’m not interested,” he wrote in a Twitter post in August.