Twitter seems to have added a new feature to its email options. Today I received a message with the subject “doctorlaura, check out your week on Twitter.”
In the body of the message it said “See which of your Tweets helped you make connections, got people excited, and started your friends talking.” Then it summarized my Tweet views, retweets and replies.
This is the first time I’ve seen Twitter display Tweet views. They’re not available in the timeline, and I haven’t found any mention of this new feature elsewhere.
I’m curious to know how Twitter calculates the number of views, which doesn’t seem like an easy problem.
Update: It has been pointed out that Twitter gives such statistics on its ad platform. The interesting thing here is that this is the first time I’ve seen Tweet views being reported for regular users.