Twitter Bacn: Twitter is not a "life aggregator"
by jthrock - 1/23/08 1:08 PM
I love the fact that I have my new Buzztown friends on Twitter. Seriously it's great.
However, I feel some people simply flood my timeline with b.s. auto-aggregated stuff.. I know I'm guilty of using the Wordpress plugin to hit-up my twitter whenever I make a new post. But this is typically at most once a day. (it seems to be broke at the moment though)
I don't know about you all, but I don't follow thousands of people nor do I ever want to follow that many people. I like to see the "conversation" of what's happening, especially since most of the people I follow also each other. But it's annoying when I have to go to page two see tweets from more than the one or two people that have dominated my timeline for the last few hours...
One thing that could easily fix this might be to have a way of filtering auto-posted type tweets so that I can have a user-generated only view, or an all-tweet view.
I guess one of the biggest things is I feel like with all the auto-posting stuff that I loose the sense of community I feel with my fellow twitters (being like 99.999999% of Buzztown residents). I'm sure Tom, Molly, and Jason feel this in some capacity since they have so many followers and are so popular that it can easily be overwhelming and I'm sure it begins to feel like a job.
Shesh, I'm spewing text like the fat-kid who got his revenge on the pie eating contest in "Stand by me" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STB4s7Qhf40