Is someone looking at your tweets anyway?

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twiter darkAs the tweeting culture grows in Uganda, one wonders if anybody is actually looking at their tweets. Or they are just dropping a stone in the pond. Till last week, only a select few–namely, advertisers–could know for sure and twitter wants to change this. But that may soon change.

According to The Verge, Twitter may to be testing a feature that would allow anyone to see how many people viewed a particular tweet. The Verge received a tipoff from Twitter user Lydia J., who sent in a screenshot from Twitter’s iOS app that showed how many times people viewed individual tweets.

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The idea, presumably, is to feed off of that little excitement that you get when someone new retweets, favorites, or follows you. (“Tweet more! More!”) Of course, if nobody looks at your tweet, well, you might not want to even bother. It’s a bit of a double-edged sword.

Now, not everyone gets these little bits of statistical feedback–at least not yet but getting to view counts for my tweets it a welcome pleasure.