Thursday, June 06, 2013

Twitter Promoted Posts

If you use Twitter, you've probably seen posts much like the one above...a Promoted Post. 

I saw one the other day and wondered how it got in my Twitter feed so I did some searching and this is what I found out...

Companies pay to have Tweets like this one put into news feeds of Twitter users that twitter thinks you might find useful. I found one from Toyota..and have no idea why Twitter would think I would find this useful. 

So I wondered how can I get rid of these promoted Tweets. I found that they are extremely easy to get rid of..just hover your mouse over the Tweet and click the words that say "Dismiss". All gone. 

Now I don't get many promoted posts so I don't have to do this very often but I thought anyone who has seen these and had the same questions about how to get the tweet out of their feed would gain something from this post.