Twitter to start value ranking your tweets

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As if we aren’t judged enough in our every day lives. Soon, Twitter will begin assigning value to users’ tweets.

According to Mashable, values will be assigned to the public metadata and will be used by Twitter’s streaming API. This will reportedly help “more selectively curate massive amounts of status updates.”

Value rankings of “none,” “low” and “medium” could be seen as early as Feb. 20. A “high” value could follow at a later date. Theses “high” value tweets could be reserved for paying customers, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Arne Roomann-Kurrik wrote on Twitter’s developers blog the value rankings will be a benefit to users. He wrote, “This will allow applications to more easily surface certain types of content from otherwise noisy or high-volume feeds.”

The move is unprecedented for Twitter. It remains to be seen if users will welcome the change or consider the ranking of their online quips egregious.

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