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> I hope Twitter makes a ‘retro’ mode where I can just see the actual tweets of only the people I follow in semi-chronological order. With the option to turn off retweets for certain users.

I think both of these exist? There's a way to turn off retweets for particular users (it's in the same menu you'd use to mute or block someone) and there's an option to show a plain timeline (uncheck "show the best tweets first").

The plain timeline option doesn't seem to consistently work on the mobile app, but many (most? all?) alternative Twitter clients show you the plain timeline.

Yes I'm sure there's some workaround way to do it either through custom lists or using Tweetdeck (or some other app) but I've tried those and unless it's the primary feed with full native mobile support the UX is awful and Twitter still finds ways to force content on you.

Twitter is pretty simple fundamentally. It is just the feed with some notifications for 90% of the UX. I just want a different kind of primary feed that reflects what it used to be about. Even it's just a tab on the feed. Like how Reddit has "Home", "News", and "Popular" tabs, I just want the home tab.

Just sounds like way more effort than is worthwhile to curate that information and filter out the garbage.

I have very limited connectivity and spend minimal time online, twitter is time wasted for me.

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