Where Did Twitter's Extra Characters Come From?
Twitter is asserting its independence by moving links, media, and usernames from the content of a tweet into the metadata.
There Is a Subtle Power Struggle for Control of Music Metadata
The word "metadata" requires the presence of another entity to which the data at hand refers. Increasingly, it now points toward the listener instead of toward whatever they're listening to.
Twitter's New Timeline Isn't About Usability, It's About Tracking Your Behavior
Twitter's algorithm turns your timeline into an experiment and the test subject is you.