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Twitter Is Bringing Back the Reverse Chronological Timeline Twitter Is Bringing Back the Reverse Chronological Timeline

Either we’ve entered an alternate reality where Twitter cares about its users or something good has actually happened online for a change: The social networking site is bringing back the option to view your timeline in reverse chronological order.

Block a Thousand Twitter Advertisers at Once Block a Thousand Twitter Advertisers at Once

Furious at whatever asinine thing Twitter is doing now? Or just want to make Twitter ads less distracting? Because the main Twitter ad unit is an actual tweet, you can block a lot of Twitter ads by blocking actual accounts. On the site Block Together, which creates shareable block lists, user Shannon Coulter has…

Quitting Twitter? Try These Social Networks Instead Quitting Twitter? Try These Social Networks Instead

One of the most popular topics on Twitter right now seems to be whether or not to leave Twitter. Abuse runs rampant on the “microblogging” platform, and every day I see complaints that its moderators aren’t keeping harassment and bad behavior in check. As someone who’s spent years writing primarily about video games,…

A Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon A Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon

The social media network known as Mastodon is sort of an anti-Twitter: quiet, calm, and pretty much free of Nazis. People have been flocking to it lately, only to get confused by the way it’s set up—which is a shame, because it’s not that hard to get started. Here’s how.

It's Time to Quit Twitter It's Time to Quit Twitter

We’ve been encouraged to leave Facebook for our own mental health and the sake of democracy, and with those same two goals in mind, it may also be time to give up on Twitter.

What Is Shadow Banning on Twitter? What Is Shadow Banning on Twitter?

Last week the president, alluding to a poorly researched article by VICE News, accused Twitter of “shadow banning prominent Republicans.” Twitter didn’t shadow ban anyone. But they did hide some Republican politicians’ accounts, not because they were Republicans, but for two more embarrassing reasons.

Edit Typos in Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension Edit Typos in Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension

For someone who writes for a living, my Twitter feed has an embarrassing number of typos. I typically notice them the second after I hit post, and am immediately faced with the decision “Do I delete this tweet and pretend it never happened or just roll with the typo?”

How to Unfollow Everyone on Twitter How to Unfollow Everyone on Twitter

If you’re still an active Twitter user, and if you’ve been collecting followers for years until your timeline became an unreadable mess, you might fantasize about burning it all down. “It” meaning both the entire sinful world and your Twitter feed. We can help with the second one. Here are four ways to unfollow…

What to Do If You Hate Your Partner's Social Media Presence What to Do If You Hate Your Partner's Social Media Presence

I once briefly dated a guy whose entire Twitter feed was about biking. He spent his day posting links to cycling routes, talking about his bike, communicating with other biking enthusiasts, advocating for cyclist safety efforts, and putting up photos of cars obstructing bike paths. All of this is admirable, of course,…

See What Everyone Was Tweeting Ten Years Ago See What Everyone Was Tweeting Ten Years Ago

If you’re tired of the hell dimension that is present-day Twitter, internet renaissance man Andy Baio has the link for you: here’s what your Twitter feed would look like ten years ago today (if you followed all the people you follow now). Of course, you can only see tweets from people who were already on Twitter in…

How Twitter's Password Screwup Might Have Happened How Twitter's Password Screwup Might Have Happened

Last week, Twitter revealed that it had accidentally stored some user passwords in plain text, and thus suggested that all users change their Twitter password. It was bad. But honestly not that bad, according to Tristan Bolton, founder of enterprise cloud provider BoltonSmith. We talked to him about how it might have…

Change Your Twitter Password Now Change Your Twitter Password Now

Twitter, a social network built to test just how much bullshit internet users will tolerate, just announced that it accidentally stored a bunch of passwords in plain text. While it was just an internal error, and everything is probably fine, you should probably change your Twitter password now. Happy Password Day!

Is This an Innocent OK Sign or a White Power Symbol? Is This an Innocent OK Sign or a White Power Symbol?

This post is about Kanye West’s week of MAGA. Sorry. As you probably heard, Kanye is back on Twitter, this time with a bizarre and escalating series of tweets that seem to endorse weirdo conservatives and even Donald Trump. Every tweet inspires an explainer. Yesterday Kanye tweeted a picture of himself in a MAGA hat,…

How to Block Other People's Likes on Twitter How to Block Other People's Likes on Twitter

Twitter loves to ruin your timeline with all kinds of clutter. The worst kind is tweets from people you don’t follow, which Twitter shows you only because people you do follow “liked” them. Isn’t that what the retweet button is for? When Twitter added this “feature,” it didn’t add a way to turn it off. Thankfully, the…

Clean Out a Crowded Twitter Feed With ManageFlitter Clean Out a Crowded Twitter Feed With ManageFlitter

If you’ve been on Twitter for too long, or gone on binges where you follow too many people at once, you can end up with a crowded, even toxic Twitter feed. In the twelve years I’ve spent on Twitter, I’ve ended up following an unwieldy crowd of over 3,700 accounts. I can’t make a big dent just by manually unfollowing…

This Twitter Bot Will Interview You Like You’re Famous This Twitter Bot Will Interview You Like You’re Famous

Do you ever give an imaginary TV interview in the shower about all your very important opinions? Do you wish more people would tag you in those “ask me anything” memes? Well now a bot will interview you like you’re a pop star, using questions from old issues of UK music magazine Smash Hits.

Remove Retweets From Your Twitter Timeline With Blindfold Remove Retweets From Your Twitter Timeline With Blindfold

In its April issue, a writer at The Atlantic makes the argument that “retweets are trash.” Whereas once if you wanted to repeat something someone else had said on the platform you would have had to create a whole new tweet and add a “RT” in front of it, the addition of the retweet button has made it so people will…

Lock Down Your Social Media Data With the PlusPrivacy Chrome Extension  Lock Down Your Social Media Data With the PlusPrivacy Chrome Extension 

Most connected people use services from at least one, if not most of the major tech companies. And while they generally make it easy for you to figure out what data you’re sharing with them and other third-party services, sometimes you need a big, red warning flag—like PlusPrivacy.

How to Disable All Retweets on Twitter How to Disable All Retweets on Twitter

The Atlantic just made a great case for turning off retweets for everyone you follow on Twitter, but they don’t tell you how. So we built a tool to do it.

Save Tweets You Want to Read Later With Twitter's New Bookmarks Feature Save Tweets You Want to Read Later With Twitter's New Bookmarks Feature

I spend a ton of time on Twitter. At least once a day, most of the time more, a friend or someone I follow tweets something I want to check out but don’t have time to right then.

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