Going with the new trend in Silicon Valley, Twitter has made a talent acquisition, buying out the team behind the Q&A site, Fluther. Literally. Not even buying the product for the talent. Fluther itself wasn’t even a part of the acquisition.
Twitter was impressed with the technical talent the Fluther developers have demonstrated, and Twitter believes that they will be able to “help users discover the most relevant content on Twitter.”
This because of the system they currently use to prioritize top questions for user response on Fluther. How will Twitter continue their chronological timeline while including prioritized content, you might ask? Probably the same way they’re incorporating “Promoted Tweets” at the top of your timeline.