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Twitter’s New Local Alerts Helps Bring More People to Your Events

By August 17, 2013May 11th, 2021Blog

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As of a few hours ago, when you are browsing Twitter on either your phone or your computer, you may notice some conspicuous alerts about events you don’t remember seeing before.

Twitter’s newest feature alerts individuals when there are events going on nearby as reported by TechCrunch. Regardless of how new it is, the event will appear at the top of your feed, along with how far you are from the event. In addition, there is a link with details to the event and a hashtag that allows you to see more tweets that have been tagged in the last 24 hours.

Twitter has had no official announcement about this feature, and the events seem to be triggered by a combination of tweet activity and proximity to a particular event. Twitter users are speculating this particular update is part of a series of updates Twitter promised in April, when it told its members that it was going to start alerting members of local events.

Once this feature has been officially announced, speculators believe you will be able to set up events as a business or an individual. This includes networking parties or events related to promoting your business so that anyone who just happens to be on Twitter at the time will be impromptu “invited”. Likewise, if there’s an event going on in your area that you might be interested in, it’ll pop up at the top of your feed.

At the moment, there’s no pricing for this feature, if there’s pricing at all, but it is clear that you don’t have to follow the person or company hosting the event.

Twitter will also be making improvements when it comes to the way it presents news to its users coming in the next few weeks.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.