New(?) Twitter feature
Last Update: Nov 30, 2014
I just discovered what could be a recently-added Twitter feature. It's new to me anyway.
Are there people you follow on Twitter who are *constantly* retweeting things? While I don't follow very many people, there are a few of them who retweet dozens and dozens of items every day (with most of the items coming from other people I'm already following). While I don't want to mute or unfollow these people, their retweets do get really annoying.
As I was about to mute one especially prolific retweeter, I noticed a new menu item under the "Tools" menu -- "Turn off Retweets". (Click on the gear icon on a person's profile to see this.) If this feature works like I expect it to, I'll still be able to see original tweets from these folks but I won't need to be bothered reading past their excessive retweets.