Or, I like some tweets better than others.
After spotting this item in Read/WriteWeb — What People Say When They Tweet:
Our favorite high volume Twitter user, though is “chandraxray,” a space station that tweets its location up to 350 times per day.
I prefer the real people
Just before adding them though I realised that what I’d like Twitter to give me is something I have for my RSS feeds: a way to group those I follow and check their feeds separately. My Twitter client, Twitterific, although excellent doesn’t offer this feature. I don’t know if any Twitter client does.
I’d see such a client as offering one tab per group. I could put my friends — tweets I’d like to read as they arrive — in one tab that I’d keep visible. In another tab I may have science and astronomy tweets, in yet another the current affairs / news service tweets and so on.
Broadly speaking, I care more about tweets from real human beings than I do the disembodied expressions of ‘topics’ and current events.
Instant or delayed attention
Then, instead of a single stream of undifferentiated tweets, some of which interest me more or more immediately than others, I could pay attention to some all the time, and to others some of the time, just by switching tabs.
Any thoughts or suggestions?