Either way, I had no idea Twitter muting worked like this, where you could actually mute TYPES of tweets, and not just content IN the tweets. I don't think they go over this in their docs: https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/advanced-twitter-m... - I wonder if they will block this or break this if it picks up steam since it would lower their engagement numbers some (half the reason they stuff all this extra junk in your timeline, to begin with).
I can't imagine this is something that's intended or expected, but I could be wrong. I'm guessing OP is going to end up regretting posting this awesome little "hack" once they change it so it no longer works. haha
Lower level can equally mean 'direct access' or 'service level' it doesn't have to be a corporate hierarchy thing
Every dev has low level access at some point be it writing or approving production code where do you think the concept of Easter eggs comes from which these clearly fit the description
It seems however we've gone so far up the ass of the corporate machine that we have become synonymous with it
I read a funny excerpt the other day in a book -- when Rome was full of slaves everyone started adopting a slave mindset because it was everywhere pretty soon you can't distinguish slave from master and so it is here when we as devs put ourselves into comfortable stereotypes but what do I know I'm just a low level dev
- instead of following people, add people to the list
Bam. No ads, no suggestions, no "x liked this", reverse chronological order with no missing posts.
Right. The other problem is that garbage mode is two-way.
I don't want to see other people's likes etc, and I don't want to have my own garbage jammed into anyone else's feed either. Short of going private there's no fix for this.
As someone launches twitter 20 times a day I don't wanna click around every day for no reason.
> You have to be logged in to hide.
john carmack for example often updates on his twitter. a couple of programmers & artists i like too. also the trends column is the most accurate "mood indicator" ever.
1. The fraction of people on the world on Twitter is very small. Either most people in the world are missing important information, or not being on Twitter doesn’t cause one to miss important information.
2. If something important does occur on Twitter, it will be repeated on other news sources. It seems like half the news stories these days are just a bunch of tweets surrounded by boilerplate.
I think that listening to emergency radio is a good model for Twitter. It might provide you with information earlier than relying on conventional sources, and it might provide you with more blips of information, but not all of that information is necessarily correct, and you will spend a lot of time and not gain much of value over traditional sources.
It still means that cutting it out of your life won’t doom you to missing important information.
"La la la, I can't hear you, you're not saying anything important"
Twitter is kinda weird in that there are some blindly obvious UX improvements everyone is aware of that Twitter refrains from because the poor UX is subsidizing their business model.
Press on avatar
Press desired list.
Now on desktop, using bookmarks, or a client like TweetDeck this is a valid solution.
It's a little subtle, but on home you'll now have "Home" and your list's name at the top of the screen, with the active one getting a blue underline. Swipe left or right to select one or the other.
Sadly the entire update still feels half-baked and not thought-through and given that it's been months I don't feel too optimistic. There's so many small things that worked fine before and are just missing completely or broken now. It's a shame because I've been using Twitter for a decade but it's hardly useable now.
Now you're my one follow. :-)
In particular, there is a "select all" button. It may break if you have too many people, though.
I don't know if it works with many follow-ees(?), I have only a few.
> Hi Ian, muting these keywords won't actually change the number of suggested Tweets in your timeline. We are exploring ways to improve suggestions to allow you to further customize your timeline. More to come!
There is no "official" way to disable these annoying entries in your feed, but over time people have found secret "tags" that if you put in your mute list, will achieve what you want.
This here is a list of all those available tags. There's no real description of what "kinds" of tweets each block other than the vague name though.
I'm not following this account. Nobody I follow is, and nobody I followed interacted with this tweet in any way. Twitter's "reason" for showing it to me was "Bernie Sanders (Parody) received a reply", which is a bizarre justification for adding it to my feed.
For a moment I 100% thought this was a real tweet because I usually look at the user's handle rather than their display name. Anyway, this encounter has made me decide to take a break from Twitter this election season.
I barely know how to use twitter in all honesty. I'm worried I'm liking too many things and shoving stuff in peoples faces. That's a big turn off on me using social apps.
I would love to block all twitter commercial adverts. Presently I block them on sight and now get only adverts from small companies.
Tweetdeck was created by a third-party developer in 2008. It was and is so popular that Twitter acquired it in 2011 for £25 million.
And then Twitter started slowly shutting down its apps, all the mobile versions of Tweetdeck (Desktop, iOS and Android) were suspended and removed from respective app stores. Only keeping the web version alive altered and modified by Twitter. Tweetdeck also had Facebook, LinkedIn and some other social networking service integration, those were removed too. Tweetdeck is pretty much the best Twitter app for advanced users. Now its alive but we never know what Twitter plans to do with it.
BTW, there's a browser add-on called "Better TweetDeck" that adds some more options to it.
Also I don't stay on Twitter all the time, so a curated timeline is more useful than a chronological one (yes, I'm going to miss some tweets, but I will miss some anyway even if I use the reverse chronological order because I won't scroll down that far.)
Now of course, I'm not special, I shouldn't expect it WOULD be aligned with what I consider good curation. But I can't imagine the choices they ARE making are anywhere near the mean users preference. So lots of people reject that curation and choose to curate for themselves as if it was an RSS feed.
But I think the thing that these people (and I count myself among them) really want is for companies like twitter and youtube to let us make our own choices about curation.
"I really like this person and want to see everything they release."
"I like this persons tastes and want their feed added to mine"
"This person isn't that interesting, just show me stuff they make that gets popular"
"I only want to see tweets from this person about certain subjects. I don't care about their views on woodworking."
How effective it is, I don't know.
My only complaint is the autorefresh. Sometimes I'm reading something and boom the feed is refreshed and I have to scroll down to find the thing I was interested in. This has also happened when I was about to click on something. so annoying.
Interested to see how these work.
I'm assuming though that this is a technicality of implementation. Since it changes their preferred experience, I can't imagine these keywords will remain available to block.
You can even remove replies as well:
also can i suggest that filter:follows is super useful if you want to search a term exclusively among your follow list.
I would say as a heavy Twitter user my needs are probably not typical, but imo tweetdeck with its live updating columns is the true nature of the firehose that Twitter is, and I love it.
* Some key topics missing
* The ones that are not missing, miss key people
* They keep adding me to new topics that I have 0 interest in
Also, Topics were always in Explore tab that showed all sort of shit that I don't care about. Should be a separate tab for topics (though useless now, so don't bother I guess).
That's one way to look at it. The other way to look at it is as a strong signal that you're not already invested in a competing service so acquisition should be much cheaper.
Reason is none of these words actually appear in the tweet body. It is not 'mute meta data about tweets' it is 'mute words' which presumably only are in the tweet body.
You can't mute tweets 'Sent from Android' why would you be able to mute tweets based on Twitters internal meta data?
Direct quote from Twitter "Hi Ian, muting these keywords won't actually change the number of suggested Tweets in your timeline. We are exploring ways to improve suggestions to allow you to further customize your timeline. More to come!" source - https://twitter.com/TwitterSupport/status/122087242860531712
When will twitter implement this?
It takes one day to hack this.
Yet, after a few months “sober” I wonder if I might be missing out. Is the signal to noise ratio high enough to justify using Twitter these days if you are not a major celebrity and don’t intend to promote something?
* Bad Twitter: is run by Twitter Inc. and tries everything to mess with your feed, turning it into a toxic mess that's designed to clickbait and outrage you. It is disrespectful and domineering in the way the UI is designed and every now and then it slaps you around by introducing a change in the UI that increases the noise in your feed.
* Good Twitter: this is the amazing people you know and don't know who use the social network to connect, create and have fun. It's creative af and makes it easy to discover new minds all around the planet. It's also very kind in that people will try to uplift each other and offer support in more ways I can recall.
Either way it feels like Twitter has an incentive to close this "loophole" because they would believe it would decrease engagement, which would impact their bottom line.
Its also a great way to organise your timeline by subject.
Things like that appear in a separate column, which you can hide.
Basically, you make an eventlistener on the scroll wheel and do document.getElementsByClassName('promoted-css-class-name'). Loop over the array of elements found and set the element style to 'display:none' for every element found every time you scroll.
Not the most efficient approach, but effective!
In my experience, the vast majority are time-limited movie accounts.
Here’s my Block List. Not sure why it didn’t update for two months, maybe it doesn’t work anymore:
Mine is 100% (I think) from blocking ads, if you want a second source: https://blocktogether.org/show-blocks/njFjyOn40oKxRW8XJLmN70...
(it's also updated 2 days ago)
The change I've made is that I set the display of the promoted tweets to none, rather than setting their opacity to 0: article.setAttribute('style', 'display: none');
xclip -out -selection clipboard | while read word; do <the curl command>; done
Then you can probably do the whole list at once.
 .bashrc addition: alias c-v='xclip -out -selection clipboard'
Also, if the JS way would use AJAX, it would take the exact same time to perform the requests via the browser, as it would with curl, unless there is some particular quirk with their server/setup/deployment/god, or if you have a computer that doesn't run Twitter (the client side application) so good (bottleneck in cpu/ram rather than network speed)
Yes. When you use "copy as curl" a request, it copies the actual request as a curl command, including any headers (bearer token / cookie / whatever).
But I still spend way too much time saying “see less often” to things. Hopefully this mute list works well!
Also available in the app in settings. You need to add each word one at a time.
twitter is what you make of it. if you follow toxic people, you will get a toxic timeline.
me? i follow close friends, a bunch of economists from all sides (mostly from my own country) and some comedians. that's it. my timeline is super clean, i open every once in a while and it's never bad.
(side note: i met both of my best friends on twitter. oh and i also met my wife on twitter. it's not a bad platform as long as you can curate what you see).
It happens where a lot of people just have a bad week and need to rant, but it does get annoying. Doing it this way you won't lose out on insightful stuff they usually post and keeping the lists smaller gives you glimpses into area events or interests without drowning you.
EDIT: Also, add 'unroll' to your mute list.
Maybe I'm just the wrong audience for twitter. Facebook, as problematic as it is, has people I actually know, with their real names, and their real pictures, and their real life.
The nature of an "open" platform like Twitter seems to be specifically for people who want to hear from people they don't know, and unfortunately the content from those public figures is almost never about the thing you actually follow them for, because, guess what, people are multi-faceted.
Add to that the outrage-driven like/RT algo and I think it's toxic by default.
Don't visit the front pages, stay in the curated sub-reddits.
And the fault is still on Reddit/Twitter themselves because they aren't/can't ever de-emphasize those main top-level channels, as that's their main audience and so that's where they make money in advertising.
And I agree it gets way overused by many. And maybe toxicity is a stretch for reddit front page but I think you still know what I’m talking about: the shallow, mindless/hivemind garbage. It brings down everything and everyone else to primal attitudes and people go straight for the shock value in order to get internet points.
> And I agree it gets way overused by many.
It isn't just overused. The language itself and other terms and phrases that usually accompanies it gets used as a stick to beat legitimate criticism. By using their language which redefines what is commonly meant you are promoting such an ideology.