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Retweets Are Trash

A couple of months ago, I made a small tweak to my Twitter account that has changed my experience of the platform. It’s calmer. It’s slower. It’s less repetitive, and a little less filled with outrage. All of these improvements came about because I no longer see retweets.

I quite agree with this article.

Here are my top 3 tips to improving your Twitter experience:

  1. Follow less than 100 people — hell, even that seems too many. I follow 18 upstanding individuals.
  2. Turn off retweets for all the folk you follow. Retweets amplify the echo chamber!
  3. Occasionally revisit who you’re following and mute or unfollow accordingly.