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Oh Twitter! Social Net's Efforts to Boost Lagging 'Moments' Upsets Tweeters

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Fri, 04 Dec 2015 23:32:43 Z)

A tweak to Twitter's top tab has many tweeters so twisted that it became a trending term. Seems the social net is so stressed about slowing subscriptions and slacking stock prices that it's scrambling to boost it's new thing, the Moments feature.

But Moments, which is a compilation of tweets around certain topics -- including sponsored ones -- isn't catching fire as hope. That's likely why Twitter developers bumped the well-loved Notifications button over to the right, putting it behind Moments.

The anger is best described in a sample of Tweets:

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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