My unusual Twitter usage

by Volker Weber

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I am not a standard Twitter user. I follow only a few dozen accounts and I don't care at all how many people follow me. I hardly ever used any third party apps. My goto app is the web app that I install as a Chromium app on all my machines. On iOS I use both the Twitter and the twttr app, which is a testbed for Twitter.

Once in a while, Twitter tries something. This week it messed with my feed, showing me "best tweets" first instead of my usual reverse chronological feed. I could not figure out how to revert this behaviour; no - I do not have the star icon. But then I found the solution: do not use it. Let the A/B test fail spectacularly. I stopped using the web app all together and installed the Tweeten app on Windows 10. And just like that, a few days later, my normal feed is back.

Here are a few things I do very differently:

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And when you tweet about an interesting web page, I don‘t retweet your tweet, but copy the URL into my own tweet to not have a broken retweet when you delete your tweet. :-)

Karsten Lehmann, 2020-05-22

Nobody reads old tweets, unless he want to mess with you.

Volker Weber, 2020-05-22

I deleted my twitter account. Less work :-)

Ben Poole, 2020-05-22

There is always an investment and a return. In my case, I get more out if it than I put in. Purging old messages is an automated process.

Volker Weber, 2020-05-22

how do you prevent the process to delete the tweets you want to keep?

Samuel Orsenne, 2020-05-22

I like my own tweet.

Volker Weber, 2020-05-22

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