After I started to use Twitter, it didn’t really take long at all before I was irritated by the amount of tweets certain people would write. Of course, this would mostly happen during certain sporting events, where someone would tweet after every good or bad play, or every awful call from the referees, and soon my Twitter feed was full of junk I couldn’t care less about. At the time, there really wasn’t anything I could do about it besides unfollow or block a person, and I’m a nice guy so I didn’t do that. So I suffered through mind-numbing tweet after mind-numbing tweet.
But last week I read some good news. It would seem that many people get annoyed by endless streams of tweets by the same user. As a result, Twitter is trying out a new feature on their mobile apps, and it lets a user temporarily mute users they’re tired of seeing on their feed. This feature will certainly be a welcome change for many.
It’s unknown if and when Twitter will add the mute feature to its standard site (non-mobile), but if it’s popular on the mobile sites one can only imagine it won’t be too long before they make the change.
If you’re a Twitter user, does anyone pop right out that you think you’d like to mute – at least for a little while? Be honest – you know there’s at least one person you could use a little silence from.
How do you feel about this change? Do you think it’s a good one, or do you think you just shouldn’t follow anyone who might one day annoy you? Let us know in the comments section!
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