Twitter is Tracking your clicks!
Twitter went down today! Yes it went down again.
When it came back up I was doing my usual looking around on Twitter and I saw the URL
“http://twitter.com/link_click_count . . .”.
I asked some people on the web about this to see if they experienced the same activity on Twitter. Yes,
Others noticed the URL as well. When Twitter came back up, the redirects vanished.
Things that make you go hmmmm~
Word on the street is that Twitter wants to track all the links people click on the site…
This story goes deeper…
First of all, those links are a treasure trove of data. By seeing which links get shared and clicked on the most, Twitter can tell where it is sending the most traffic, who is sending the most traffic, the most popular tweets, the most influential users, and more.
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