Personal Twitter Tips for Maximum Happiness
This is a followup to Datachomp's Personal Twitter Tips for Maximum Happiness.
Personally, I like following a wide range of twitter accounts. From verified sports bloggers, to cute baby animal picture accounts. I follow quickly, and mute quickly.
My tips apply to Tweetbot.
Tip 1: filter non standard clients
Blocking non standard clients, or spammy clients, is a sure fire way to get rid of a lot of the crap.
Buffer, etc. Tweetbot makes this super simple: go into your mute filters, scroll to the bottom where the clients are, and block anything that doesn't look normal.
Tip 2: filter out things you don't want to see
Go into Tweetbot's mute filter, and add some regular expression queries.
Anything with two or more hashtags
All paywall links
Anything related to the election
Anything related to people dying
Anything I don't want to see in the current news cycle
This is where Tweetbot's temporary filters come in handy. I typically filter news cycle items for 7-30 days.
Tip 3: keep twitter fun
Keeping twitter fun requires diligence. Mute controversial topics, hashtags, and people having a bad day. Follow more people, but make sure only tweets that follow your rules make it into your timeline.