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its fun that on twitter there are
retweets : a feature that boosts a certain post onto the followers' timelines
likes : a feature that is supposed to represent liking a post, except it also works like retweets but has a chance of not retweeting

you can go into someone's profile and disable retweets, so surely you would only see their posts and nothing they retweet?

of course not
you will still see everything they liked, which is basically unreliable retweets that you can't hide

birdsite 

see, here we have
boosts (guaranteed to boost a certain post onto the followers' timelines)
favorites (tells the author that you liked the post. has no chance of working like boosts)

its so simple, why the heck can't twitter just do That

the whole fucking content algorithm thing is so annoying and bad

birdsite 

@AgathaSorceress@eldritch.cafe and then they give you the pseudo-option to go to a chronological timeline that doesn't even stick and goes away after a bit

birdsite 

@AgathaSorceress
because twitter has more people to please.

birdsite, bad pun 

@AgathaSorceress Twitter's algorithm is my least favorite rhythm.

birdsite 

@AgathaSorceress
They surely could do that. Technically that should be less of a challenge than the attention- and surveillance-driven approach they decided to follow for commercial reasons

birdsite 

@AgathaSorceress boosts on the twitter also have a good chance of being ignored by the contemt algorythm

birdsite 

@AgathaSorceress boosts on the twitter also have a good chance of being ignored by the contemt algorythm

birdsite 

@AgathaSorceress you can disable boosts in your home TL from someone you follow btw!

birdsite 

@AgathaSorceress likes can be hidden, but you need to block special words, I could look up the words I have blocked to curate my feed a bit and send it to you if you want.

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