Social networking site Twitter has added the ability to filter NSFW tweets to its API, according to a new post on Twitter’s developer website.
As it stands, users will be able to tag their own tweets as “possibly sensitive” as well as filter out any incoming tweets with the same tag. Additionally, anyone else will be able to tag your material as sensitive which will send a notification to Twitter for further review.
Sensitive tweets won’t be removed from the site, but simply tagged with a warning to those who wish not to view such content.
The message to developers points out that only tweets containing a link will initiate the new field and as such, only the link itself may or may not be considered NSFW, not the actual content of the tweet. The feature is in the initial testing phase where the API cannot be relied upon for accuracy, as techspot report .
the President of the United States was answering questions that were coming entirely from Twitter.In total, there were some 169,395 tweets with the #askobama hashtag.
a few Tweet questions were selected from well-known political entities as well, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner (a Republican) and New York Times columnist Nick Kristof. Some might have a problem with this, since these people can ask questions of the President basically any time — but the transparency of it happening over Twitter was refreshing, techcrunch report .
Twitter, by comparison, is still a fraction of the size of Facebook. The President doesn’t have to use such an event to push some big agenda or to try too hard to appeal to a certain demographic (though there is still some of that, of course), he can just take and answer serious questions seriously. If you had said four years ago that a Twitter event with the President would come across as dignified, everyone would have laughed. Hell, just using the words “Twitter” and “President” in the same sentence would have brought about uncontrollable laughter. But it worked seamlessly today.