Elon Musk Open Sourced Twitter’s Algorithm!
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Yes, it did happen! As Elon Musk had promised to open-source Twitter’s algorithm before he bought the social media company in 2022, he released and open-sourced the Twitter algorithm on Friday, March 31, 2023! This is after he polled his followers about whether Twitter’s algorithm should be open source and about 83% of the responses were “yes”. Elon Musk realizes the Twitter algorithm is complex, but hopes by releasing it, there would be high quality of recommendations while earning the public’s trust. Critics are concerned that algorithms may favor certain ideologies or points f view over others.
Twitter has released the code responsible for choosing which tweets show up on your timeline to GitHub in addition to posting the explanation for the decision. According to Twitter’s post, “the recommendation pipeline is made up of three main stages.” First, it gathers “the best Tweets from different recommendation sources,” it then ranks those tweets with “a machine learning model.” Finally, it filters out tweets from people you’ve blocked, tweets you’ve already seen, or tweets that are not safe for work, before putting them on your timeline. The post also further explains each step of the process. For example, it notes that the first step looks at around 1,500 tweets and that the goal is to make the For You timeline around 50 percent tweets from people that you follow (who are called “In-Network”) and 50 percent tweets from “out-of-network” accounts that you don’t follow. It also says that the ranking is meant to “optimize for positive engagement (e.g., Likes, Retweets, and Replies)” and that the final step will try to make sure that you’re not seeing too many tweets from the same person.
Pretty rad to get to read through real Twitter source code. Theo -t3.gg broke the diagram down on Twitter, in the video published on April 1, 2023, by Theo – t3.gg, as “I Read Twitter Code So You Don’t Have To“, below:
Elon Musk Twitter CEO says he wants twitter to be the most trusted place on the internet hence algorithm goes open source to allow for co creation. Unregretted user minutes on Twitter is a big thing for the CEO and he shared this with the public. Twitter is destined for greatness with going open source with its code. Twitter big step yet since Elon Musk took over. The code is on Link on GitHub now & Elon Musk Twitter Full Elon Musk Speech and engagement as Twitter algorithm goes open source. Elon musk talks about Twitter blue or verified account on Twitter and Twitter business model for revenue sharing with creators and the algorithm. How user search happens and indexing of Twitter search and user type happens to promote content. Twitter engineers respond to all questions around the search algorithm. Twitter rolling out improvements on Twitter DMs etc too in April to facilitate reply to specific DMs and users will have option to turn encrypted chats: emoji responses, voice chat etc. coming soon on Twitter updates, in the video published on March 31, 2023, by MONEY DAILY, as “Twitter Algorithm Goes OPEN SOURCE // Elon Musk live during Twitter Algo Update – Twitter Code“, below:
Yahoo Finance’s Dan Howley joins the Live show to discuss the decline in valuation for Twitter as well as news that the social media platform’s source code has been leaked to the public, in the video published on March 27, 2023, by Yahoo Finance, as “Portions of Twitter’s source code leaked to public, valuation plummets to $20 billion“, below:
Portions of Twitter’s source code—the core building blocks of the social media platform—were leaked online, according to a court filing by the company, amid major operational challenges faced by the platform in recent months that include multiple technical glitches and outages, in the video published on March 27, 2023, by Forbes Breaking News, as “Some Of Twitter’s Source Code Was Leaked Online, Court Filing Shows“, below:
In this video, we explore Red Hat’s business model and how it can be a valuable lesson for Elon Musk in creating an open source business model for Twitter. We discuss the history of free and open source software and how Red Hat revolutionized the industry by providing open-source software products to enterprise clients in the mid-1990s. We also examine the potential benefits and challenges of making Twitter’s algorithm open source. Join us as we delve into the world of open source software and discuss its impact on the tech industry, in the video published on March 20, 2023, by Knowledge Hub English, as “Red Hat’s Lesson for Elon Musk: Making Twitter’s Algorithm Open Source #elonmusk #redhat“, below:
In the video published on March 17, 2023, by Elon Musk Zone, as “Elon Musk Accidentally Leaked Disturbing Details Live On TV“, below:
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