Twitter热帖

这一个来月筛简历筛得有点感想,就跑到twitter上发了个thread。不想成了我写过的最热的一个推。。。迄今收获200k impression,500多赞,100多转发,70多回复,500多新follower。

回复的外加其他偶尔看到几个不点名回复里面踩这个帖子的还颇有一些,让我重温了一下当年BBS上看sb的感觉。。也提醒了我网络世界里sb还是很多的。虽然过去这些年不怎么接触了,这次这个机会还是集中接触了一批。基本上就是各种曲解意思,或者就是莫名骂街,可能平时工作不怎么顺意,看到这种招聘相关的信息就自动把自己套在苦大仇深的一边了吧。

不过相比寥寥几十个批判来说,点赞和表示支持的回复还是要多一个数量级的。然而如果点开tweet简单浏览下回复,会有种“被批得很多”的印象。我觉得是因为twitter这个只有点赞没有点踩的设定也是使得同意的人往往就点个赞就过去了,有负面评价的人却是要再发一条来批判。这样总的来说岂不是使得twitter上总体的负面情绪更多?

另外有趣的一点是发觉twitter的quality filter还是在工作的。七十多条回复里面推送给我看的可能只有二十条左右。我想了一会儿这个quality filter可能会考虑哪些因素,回复的浏览和互动量想必是一点,回复作者本人的follower数/reputation可能也会是一个直接或间接的影响。我比较好奇的是会不会根据sentiment(正面/负面情绪)来filter,因为我几乎没有看到任何负面评价的推送,而检测sentiment又是NLP里面很成熟的一个任务,已经有很多产品可用了。我的想法是twitter可能为了鼓励发推形成正向反馈,会倾向推送正面评价。但xw觉得twitter为了提高用户活跃度,会倾向推送负面评论来引发掐架。但也可能twitter会分析每个用户是会更respond正面还是负面的评论,来决定给人推正面还是负面的评论。但也可能twitter其实不考虑sentiment,只是这次的负面评论普遍都是没什么follower的sb发的所以浏览量不够……

在这些回复当中还是有一些收获的,比如我头一次知道还有中英文混写的时候有一派意见是要中英文之间空格。。个人觉得这也够累的,什么时候Wikipedia加的话我再考虑好了。另外有人指出GitHub我写成Github了,这个很好。当年在FreeWheel的时候有几年我经常告诉新人要大写那个W,后来我的意见慢慢变成了开公司做产品的时候起名最好不要在中间放个大写字母还指望大家记得住……但GitHub这级别的搞清楚还是好的。

原推里面写得那些点里面比较有争议的是career gap那条。首先澄清一下我说得不是career gap有问题,而是有career gap而不预先解释会减分。但后来想想这个是太苛刻了一点,应该说是有career gap并且预先解释了会加分,会让我有种“这人交流还挺周到的”的感觉。不解释的话。。其他方面不错的简历我得回信问,有点麻烦而已;其他方面也平平的简历,可能就pass了。所以这一条应该改成加分的说法:用他人眼光审视一下自己的简历,把可能立刻就会想问的问题在cover letter里面解释下,会是个加分项;相反不解释的话也说不上要减分。其实这条推里面大部分都可以改成加分的说法,但是估计就吸引不到这么多评论了。。不自觉地我也clickbait了一把。

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Why I Moved Away from Tweetbot

I bought Tweebot and used it for a week. Then I switched back to official twitter app. Here is why.

Tweetbot does have some “personalized” features. It has a dark theme and fancy sound effects, but I don’t really care about these stuff. It has left/right slide gesture, but I found them not intuitive and hard to memorize. The double/triple click is not always detected, so sometimes I have to click lots of times of a tweet and feel myself silly. The customizable tab looks useful, but not for me. What I want is to use a list as a tab, like what I do with Echofon for Mac. But Tweetbot doesn’t support that.

Besides these specious features, Tweetbot has some shortcomings compared to official app. “Discover” is an important part in official app. I check it at times and find it interesting.  Another crucial advantage of official app is speed! When view conversations or tweet detail, official app is obviously faster than Tweetbot.

Tweetbot does have a few delicate features that worth noting, such as the “unread counter”, and “select the last photo from library”. However after all, official app is a much better choice for now.

—–After a year——

Using Tweetbot on iPhone and iPad. Maybe just tired of the look and feel of the official app.

Twitter Open House

Went to an open house event at twitter NYC office. There were 2 short speaks: one was a twitter semi technical introduction and the other was about real time search. Not very in-depth actually. Some Q&A were quite deep though. I guess most audiences were engineers and some of them do search-related works.

An interesting thing is I met @nk, who I saw once 2 years ago in Beijing QCon. He gave a presentation about real time search at that time, a really great one. It’s very nice to see him again and have some talk.

In twitter office there are some photos on the wall, with tweets. The most impressing one is a photo of the airplane on Hudson river. That was probably the first photo of that accident online. And a funny video to tell u tweet is faster than earthquake.

I have always been respecting twitter as a company. They are doing something

  1. Changing the world.
  2. Helping ppl’s daily life.
  3. Open. Compared to close system like FB and Apple.
  4. Elegant. From a product perspective.

The more I respect twitter, the more I feel sick of sina weibo…