Tag: twitter

  • Twelve on Twitter

    Twitter helped learn a lot of things despite aggressively pushing its preferences at times. This post is my tribute to Twitter.

  • Turning off top Tweets on twitter.com

    The first thing I noticed with Twitter.com’s redesign is that the algorithmic timeline (aka top Tweets) is set as the default. A few days ago I wasted some time looking to change this setting in the More > Settings and privacy page. I couldn’t find it there. I then googled, but still couldn’t find the answer. […]

  • Twitter’s half-truth about its app settings

    Bill Bennett, a local technology journalist I respect, tweeted a CNN Business article about Twitter’s overzealous algorithm. That article quoted a Twitter spokesperson: … We will continue to work to improve our efforts here, and people always have the option of turning off our curation if they just want to see content from the people they […]

  • Twitter is changing my timeline preferences

    Recently I wrote about how I reduced the noise on my Twitter timeline by changing the default timeline preference from top tweets to the latest tweets. Since then I noticed that from time to time my timeline preference is falling back to top tweets without my intervention. But I wasn’t totally sure because I did […]

  • How to declutter your Twitter timeline

    I recently changed my Twitter iPhone app from Tweetbot 3 to the default Twitter iOS app. Twitter for iOS app is largely good. But I noticed that my Twitter timeline both in the browser and iPhone app got noisy than they should be for the fifty people I follow. This is making me spend (not […]

  • Do you remember when you joined Twitter? I do! #MyTwitterAnniversary

    Do you remember when you joined Twitter? I do! This month, ten years ago! I am celebrating by blogging about it 😀

  • Hide media in tweets

    Twitter embeds are cool, just like everything else on WordPress.com. You just paste the link to a tweet and the editor auto-magically embeds the twitter card. While this is great, WordPress.com does a bit more that I don’t like: it also includes the images in the tweet. I don’t like it because the image increases the size […]

  • There are no finish lines

    I chanced upon a great quote today. There are no finish lines. It made prefect sense. This is something I keep in my mind with everything I do. My relationships, friendships, habits, and principles are all for my life. There are no finish lines. In the other news, I tried to keep quiet in Twitter and […]