Tweetscape Product Update
DNA codes life.— Rhys Lindmark (@RhysLindmark) June 23, 2022
Programs code computers.
Media codes humans.
Last week, I left you at halftime of the Tweetscape Product Workshop. This week, we finished it!
We converged on the main pain points Tweetscape will address:
- Lack of agency
- Lists Suck
Then, we collectively put together a new path:
Build a probing and surfacing app with sources, streams, and views for analysts and deep thinkers.
For more details on what we did in the product workshop, check out the product workshop outcomes post I shared earlier this week. If this is your first time on the tweetscape blog, you can learn more about analysts and deep thinkers in the exploring user segments post.
We are in the middle of building better resources to explain what sources, streams and views are. One of our main goals is to confirm if our conception of those ideas matches the mental models of deep thinkers and analysts. Our plan is to do this by completing another round of explortory interviews showing them the artifacts, resources, and explanations we are working on now. If they don't match, we will continue refining them.
Some other research questions we have in mind and hope to get answers from in interviews are:
- How much time/energy are people willing to spend learning a new tool?
- How do we make sure what we build matches this requirement?
- How do we make sure what we build is easier to create and maintain than lists?
- How much easier does it need to be for the experience to be 10x better?
- Are people interested in alternative views of information that are not feeds? Or will people continue to default to the feed because it is easy and they are used to it?
- Closer look at willingness to pay
We will have more to share on these ideas as we create more resources and conduct more interviews!
Some Twitter Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
In the background of product work, I’ve been doing some fun EDA on the people I follow on twitter to inspire some new view ideas for what we might be able to include in tweetscape.
My inspiration for this work is the twitter rpg and the twitter tavern:
aka some sort of tavern view, instead of looking through a feed.— Nick Torba (@nicktorba) June 17, 2022
obv very far from this, but that's the ideahttps://t.co/yHiicDzROs
Here are some questions I wanted to begin to answer:
- What would a tavern view of twitter look like?
- What kind of tweets do the people I follow make?
- What kind of tweets are best for them to make?
- Possible idea: quality of experience on twitter correlates with the percentage of reply tweets sent among the people you follow
- Where is a good place to jump into my feed if i'm looking to engage?
- Who is tweeting but not getting replies? Is that a good place to jump in?
- My guess = yes, especially for small accounts
- Who is talking to who?
- Who is tweeting the most?
- Are people engaging with them?
- What are they talking about?
I ran into some problems deploying my app today, but I still wanted to include this as part of the product update, so I created a quick loom video going through my jupyter notebook and some of the visualiations I've created so far. You can watch that video here.
I'd love to hear any ideas you have on what you like/dislike and any interesting directions you'd like me to take this work!