Elon Musk announces new ‘pinned post’ visibility feature on X


Twitter slams Microsoft about windows 11’s account registration 

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Elon Musk on Thursday announced a new user feature on his social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter). Musk said the platform’s recommendation algorithm will ensure that all of a user’s followers see their pinned post every 48 hours. As a failsafe to deter “gaming of the system,” Musk also revealed that this will only apply for one pinned post every two days. He added, “This only applies to one pinned post every 48 hours to prevent gaming of the system.”
On February 21, Musk posted on X, “When you pin a post, it is now automatically added to your highlights section. Soon, we will adjust the algorithm to prioritize showing pinned posts to your followers. This will only work once per day to prevent gaming of the system.”
As the platform continues to evolve, these changes are likely to reshape the way users interact with content and advertisements on X, providing more options for a personalized and seamless user experience.  Earlier, Musk dropped a complaint about his new laptop, which he said required him to register a Microsoft account to use it. “Just bought a new PC laptop and it won’t let me use it unless I create a Microsoft account, which also means giving their AI access to my computer!” wrote Musk. “This is messed up. There used to be an option to skip signing into or creating a Microsoft account.” Soon, however, a Community Note was added to the post, stating that he was incorrect. The Community Notes feature on X is a fact-checking tool that allows authors to give context to potentially misleading posts.
“It is still possible to set up the latest version of Windows without a Microsoft account,” read the note. Community Notes is intended to operate through crowdsourcing. Anyone who has been using X for more than six months has not recently broken its rules and has a verified phone number is eligible to participate in the programme as a contributor.On Sunday, Elon Musk was less impressed with his own Community Notes on X, as per Mashable.
“Community Notes is failing here,” he wrote in a reply to his original post. “This option no longer exists.”
Amusingly, Musk’s response has now received another Community Note.Musk also highlighted concerns about the potential access this offers to Microsoft’s AI in an X post, questioning the account’s requirement for fundamental operations. He also indicated that Microsoft can turn off your computer, writing, “But since they now require that you use their services just to use your computer, @Microsoft can effectively shut off your computer!”

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