— Jonathan Rochelle (@jrochelle) May 1, 2016
Twitter has decided to take a lesson from FaceBook and manipulate your timeline to not be in real time. I use Twitter to engage in conversations with educators so not seeing information in real time does not interest me. Also, I’m about to dump FaceBook over their new algorithm. I do not want to see the same posts repeatedly (end side rant).
If you have certain Tweeps who you don’t want to miss their messages, consider creating a list.
Your stream in Twitter shows you the tweets of all the people you follow. The exception is if one of the people you follow replied to a tweet and the tweet starts with @. Those tweets only push to the Twitter streams of followers who follow both of you. See a blog post on this here.
Creating a list provides you a filtered stream. You will see the tweets of those on the list, not everyone you follow. You can add Tweeps to a list who you do not follow. This allows you to read the tweets of someone you choose not to follow.
Add a Tweep
Find Your Lists
Click on the list to view the tweets from those on the list.
Following a list is easier if you use something like Tweetdeck. On the left hand side of Tweetdeck, click on the plus icon to add a column.
This provides you a filtered stream of tweets. This makes it easy to keep on top of what your favorite tweeps are tweeting!