History YMMV / Twitter

25th May '17 7:06:10 PM Gravityman
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** Official apps occasionally show tweets that your follows have liked. At best, this is redundant, given that retweets already serve that purpose, meaning the only real difference is that Liked tweets won't show up on your actual main profile page. At worst, it'll broadcast to one's followers that they liked tweets that they don't exactly want to spread to their followers (porn often being one kind). In May 2017, this was made standard for all of Twitter, which was met negatively since it makes the a user's daily timeline much longer.

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** Official apps occasionally show tweets that your follows have liked. At best, this is redundant, given that retweets already serve that purpose, meaning the only real difference is that Liked tweets won't show up on your actual main profile page. At worst, it'll broadcast to one's followers that they liked tweets that they don't exactly want to spread to their followers (porn often being one kind). In May 2017, this was made standard for all of Twitter, which was met negatively since it makes the a user's daily timeline much longer.
25th May '17 5:04:29 PM Gravityman
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** Official apps occasionally show tweets that your follows have liked. At best, this is redundant, given that retweets exist. At worst, it'll broadcast to one's followers that they liked tweets that they don't exactly want to spread to their followers (porn often being one kind).

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** Official apps occasionally show tweets that your follows have liked. At best, this is redundant, given that retweets exist.already serve that purpose, meaning the only real difference is that Liked tweets won't show up on your actual main profile page. At worst, it'll broadcast to one's followers that they liked tweets that they don't exactly want to spread to their followers (porn often being one kind). In May 2017, this was made standard for all of Twitter, which was met negatively since it makes the a user's daily timeline much longer.
17th May '17 1:55:05 AM LucaEarlgrey
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*** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_factor_authentication Two-factor authentication]] -- Log in with your account, and either use one of the mobile Twitter apps or a code sent via SMS to your phone to complete the login process; an extra layer of protection if your password gets compromised (and also a way to be quickly alerted if someone tries to log into your account). The catch? You need a cellphone number to use this feature, even if you do login approvals through apps rather than SMS. Furthermore, each phone number can only be tied to one account at a time, so if you want to enable 2FA for multiple accounts, you're largely out of luck.

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*** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_factor_authentication Two-factor authentication]] -- Log in with your account, and either use one of the mobile Twitter apps or a code sent seems to ''constantly'' flip-flop on how it should work. Sometimes, they allow authentication via SMS to your SMS. Sometimes, they make you do it through the app. But regardless, the one constant is that they require a phone to complete the login process; an extra layer of protection if your password gets compromised (and also a way to be quickly alerted if someone tries to log into your account). The catch? You need a cellphone number to use this feature, enroll in 2FA, and even if you do login approvals through apps rather than SMS. Furthermore, for those who don't find it a problem, for the longest time each phone number can could only be tied to associated with one account at a time, so if time. Twitter ''finally'' enabled authentication with authenticator apps like Google's and Authy in 2017, years after other sites like Google and Facebook started doing it...but you want '''still''' need to enable 2FA for multiple accounts, you're largely out of luck.supply a phone number to use it!
10th May '17 12:59:16 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Official apps occasionally show tweets that your follows have liked. At best, this is redundant, given that retweets exist. At worst, it'll broadcast to one's followers that they liked tweets that they don't exactly want to spread to their followers (porn often being one kind).
14th Feb '17 9:29:56 AM Eagal
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14th Feb '17 9:27:12 AM Eagal
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* MisplacedNationalism: You'll find this quite a bit. We'll keep it at that.
22nd Dec '16 1:59:51 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Twitter revised their blocking mechanism to allow someone a user has blocked to follow that user. This came under heavy fire, with millions of users complaining about the change in their tweets, to the point where Twitter reverted the change. However, it should be noted that although you can't follow blocked users, you can still see the tweets of public users even if they've blocked you by logging out.

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** Twitter revised their blocking mechanism to allow someone a user has blocked to follow that user. This came under heavy fire, with millions of users complaining about the change in their tweets, to the point where Twitter reverted the change. However, it should be noted that although you can't follow blocked users, you can still see the tweets of public users even if they've blocked you by logging out. \\
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However, the currect way blocks are handled is: If someone blocks you, and you try to view their profile, you get a very blatant "You are blocked from following ''(username)'' and viewing ''(username)''[='=]s tweets; previously, the only indicator you were blocked was if you tried to follow, like a status from, or retweet the user. Perhaps unintentionally, this has paved way to users taking screenshots of "you've been blocked" pages and posting them publicly, much to the annoyance of whoever they blocked and potentially opening up doors to harassment.
24th Nov '16 4:52:44 PM Peridonyx
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** After the 2016 Presidential Election, Twitter's also been accused of censoring Creator/DonaldTrump's supporters, yet giving leeway to his haters. Creator/JamesWoods, in particular, had this to say: https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/801119236768690176

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** After the 2016 Presidential Election, Twitter's also been accused of censoring Creator/DonaldTrump's supporters, yet giving leeway to his haters. Creator/JamesWoods, James Woods (yes, [[Disney/{{Hercules}} him]]) in particular, had this to say: particular has made his disgust crystal-clear: https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/801119236768690176
24th Nov '16 4:48:46 PM Peridonyx
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** After the 2016 Presidential Election, Twitter's also been accused of censoring Creator/DonaldTrump's supporters, yet giving leeway to his haters. Creator/JamesWoods, in particular, had this to say: https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/801119236768690176
15th Nov '16 3:08:30 AM Gravityman
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** The "While You Were Away" mechanic introduced in the second half of 2015. In theory, it can be good, as it selects some of the tweets you might be most interested in seeing and moves them up to a section above your main timeline. However, many people have complained about the feature's poor implementation, as it frequently causes the tweets on your main timeline to be presented in the wrong order or to be missing entirely. That doesn't even get into the fact that the option you're given to turn this feature off doesn't work.
** Previously, if you blocked a user, the only indications they would see are that they're inexplicably not following you anymore (if they were following you) and that they receive a "you've been blocked" notification if they try to follow you again, things they would only notice if they were following you or tried to follow you. Now, blocking them gives the blockee a "You are blocked from folllowing ''(user)'' and viewing ''(user)''[='=]s tweets" screen when they attempt to view your profile from an official Twitter client, making the block more obvious since they don't have to follow you anymore to find out. Some users, when blocked, will take screenshots of the block screen and post it, either to complain about it or mock the person who made the block, making a setup for {{Flame War}}s and other kinds of harassment.

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** The "While You Were Away" mechanic introduced in the second half of 2015. In theory, it can be good, as it selects some of the tweets you might be most interested in seeing and moves them up to a section above your main timeline. However, many people have complained about the feature's poor implementation, as it frequently causes the tweets on your main timeline to be presented in the wrong order or to be missing entirely. The "You Might Be Interested In..." feature faces similar problems, especially since it will even sometimes recommend users that you're already following. That doesn't even get into the fact that the there is really no option you're given to simply turn this feature these features off doesn't work.
entirely, only a "Show me less like this" option that will turn them off temporarily, but it ''will'' turn them on again sometime days later.
** Previously, if you blocked a user, the only indications they would see are that they're inexplicably not following you anymore (if they were following you) and that they receive a "you've been blocked" notification if they try to follow you again, things they would only notice if they were following you or tried to follow you. Now, blocking them gives the blockee a "You are blocked from folllowing following ''(user)'' and viewing ''(user)''[='=]s tweets" screen when they attempt to view your profile from an official Twitter client, making the block more obvious since they don't have to follow you anymore to find out. Some users, when blocked, will take screenshots of the block screen and post it, either to complain about it or mock the person who made the block, making a setup for {{Flame War}}s and other kinds of harassment.
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