Twitter has changed its definition of the’ “timeline” of tweets that you see to include content from accounts you don’t follow and which haven’t been “retweeted” by those you do follow.
In the update, the company added that “when we identify a Tweet, an account to follow, or other content that’s popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline. This means you will sometimes see Tweets from accounts you don’t follow. We select each Tweet using a variety of signals, including how popular it is and how people in your network are interacting with it. Our goal is to make your home timeline even more relevant and interesting.”
Some are not happy with this update, claiming it is on the verge of spamming. However, we’ve come up with a few solutions to ensure you see the content you want to see.
Use Twitter lists to compile categorised catalogue of users you want to follow.
Third party apps such as Hootsuite and Tweetdeck are unaffected by the changes so will be more useful to use. You can also create custom streams of users or keywords you want to follow.