July 17 Twitter Inc, which has been
struggling to revive flagging user growth, is expected to
introduce new metrics to show that its microblogging service has
a wider audience who may not necessarily be logged in to their
accounts, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The company, which went public in November, is expected to
launch four new metrics when it reports second-quarter earnings
on July 29, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with
the matter. (on.wsj.com/1oOKT5V)
The shift is aimed at changing Twitter's perception as a
social network to something similar to Google Inc's
YouTube, whose videos are often accessed through other sites.
Tweets are often embedded on other sites or are shown
scrolling on television screens, but the company's current
metrics do not take those audience into account.
Twitter currently measure its reach using traditional
metrics such as monthly active users, monthly unique visitors
and timeline views.
The company may now reveal details of how users interact
with tweets, including the number of people clicking on links,
or those favoriting or retweeting messages, according to the
Twitter has reported lackluster user and usage growth for
the last couple of quarters and its stock price has nearly
halved in the last six months.
The company named Anthony Noto as chief financial officer in
July, putting a former Goldman Sachs executive who led
its IPO last year in charge of its finances.
Twitter's Chief Operating Officer Ali Rowghani departed last
month after clashing with Chief Executive Dick Costolo over
whether he should continue to oversee product innovation.
Twitter declined to comment on the Journal story.
(Reporting by Amrutha Gayathri in Bangalore; Editing by Lisa