A couple of days in the past, my Twitter for Android utility began presenting me with a brand new UI. My feed is now break up up into two columns: For you and Following. Would you wish to take a guess on which one Twitter has determined to default for me? I’ll provide you with a touch. It’s the tremendous f*cking lame possibility.
The For you column is a mixture of tweets you would possibly’ve missed from individuals you observe, in addition to tweets from accounts you don’t observe. They are often suggestions based mostly on accounts you do observe or from accounts which are adopted by individuals you observe. It’s straight up Followception and as somebody who’s extremely choosy about who I observe as a result of I merely don’t need to see 99.9% of the bullshit on that app, it’s fairly annoying that Twitter would choose to default on that column.
From the enterprise standpoint, I completely get it. Instagram and Fb does the very same factor, however guess what, what they do completely sucks too and nobody likes it. None of it’s based mostly on the founding idea of what these platforms are. I join the service, I resolve who to observe, after which I’m offered a feed solely with these accounts with a couple of adverts sprinkled in. That’s the settlement. However no, these corporations assume they will are available and begin shoving content material into my eyeballs that I didn’t signal as much as see. Do you sense my frustration but?
Right here’s one other difficulty I’m working throughout with this idea. All day lengthy throughout a piece week, I’m Tweetdeck, in all probability seeing about 95%+ of the tweets from the accounts I observe. Clearly, these tweet views aren’t getting counted by no matter system Twitter is utilizing on its cell app, so after I head again to the app and the primary column to pop up is For you, the app begins feeding me tweets that I’ve principally already seen. It’s once more, extremely annoying and admittedly a giant waste of time. For now, I’ve to open the app, click on on the Following column and go about my life. There’s all the time the nuclear possibility, which truly isn’t sounding all that dangerous proper now with the stacking pile of crap Twitter is doing to customers (lol, paying for this nonsense) and Third-party devs.
As quickly as my soccer group’s season is over (hopefully with the Lombardi), I’m soooo out the mess that’s Twitter proper now.