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Who Really Writes Twitter’s ‘Trending’ Summaries

‘Twitter description guy’ isn’t a guy. It’s Twitter’s curation team, and I talked to the woman who runs it.

Twitter’s director of curation, Joanna Geary. Photo courtesy of Joanna Geary

“Twitter description guy,” in users’ collective imagination, is a beleaguered soul, constantly scrambling to comprehend the bizarre subcultural memes that go viral on the site so that he can write…

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Will Oremus

Will Oremus

Senior Writer, OneZero, at Medium