‘Selfie decks’ are the hot new trend you’re not invited to
The quest for those sweet, sweet favourites and retweets can feel like the search for the Holy Grail. But, get yourself into a “selfie deck” — a secret Twitter community — and you’ll never find yourself wanting again.
So, what the hell is a “selfie deck?” In a nutshell, a selfie deck is a group of people on Twitter who retweet and like each other’s tweets to get more followers and engagement. Inside these decks, there’s a strict quid pro quo rule, whereby all users have to like and retweet fellow members’ posts
The decks are very similar to the concept of “Instagram pods” — secret communities trying to fight the platform’s algorithmic timeline, one like at a time. Now, however, it’s Twitter’s new algorithm — which orders tweets according to relevancy, as well as chronology — that users are trying to trick. And, unlike Instagram pods, selfie decks are largely being created by non-bloggers who are thirsty for likes on their selfies Read more…