Twitter is about to begin attaching value ratings of "none," "low" and "medium" to users' tweets.
This new update to the service is thought to be rolling out Feb. 20. The update will initially rank Twitter users' tweets as "none," "low" or "medium," with the tag "high" to be rolled out at a later date.
Though it is not known exactly how Twitter will assign value to individuals' tweets, it is thought that those tagged "medium" and later "high" will function in a roughly similar fashion to the "Top Tweets" results that are returned when a key word or hashtag is searched for on the microblogging site.
Though the change could be beneficial for users it is essentially designed to make Twitter's Application Programming Interface (API) more useful to developers, who could better engineer applications to specify what types of tweets they would like returned on any given subject.