Twitter Tweaks Timeline

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My latest on Voce Nation covers today’s big news:

The change is being positioned as a way to help you catch up on Tweets from the people you follow. Right now it’s a setting you opt-in to and, if you do so, the updates Twitter thinks you’re most likely to care about will appear at the top of your timeline, with the “rest” appearing below. So it appears to be an expanded version of the “While You Were Away” feature that’s been in place for awhile now. For the moment this is opt-in but Twitter’s post says they’ll be turning it on for everyone in the coming weeks and it’s not clear how you’ll be able to turn it off.

Source: Twitter’s Algorithmic Timeline Is Live « Voce Communications

By Chris Thilk

Chris Thilk is a freelance writer and content strategist with over 15 years of experience in online strategy and content marketing. He lives in the Chicago suburbs.


  1. One way to turn it off is to turn off Twitter altogether–which I might be doing more of. Twitter has become too much of a consumption thing for me–I spend too much time reading on Twitter as a way of procrastinating. This year I’m focusing more on creating, so that means less time on Twitter. With this development from Twitter, that means I’ll be spending even less time on Twitter. Hence, in a way, turning off Twitter’s new feature.

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