From bloggers to blog readers; film start to politicians; footballer to celebrities- every one uses Twitter to be updated with breaking stories and also they choose Twitter to publish their breaking one. Every internet enthusiast is now like to have a Twitter account and follow some people to get updates, side-by-side they tweets their thoughts, interesting links or whatever may be.
Over the time, the number of people you follow grows high and handling the tweets from the people you follow becomes tiresome. As time goes, you feel your Twitter timeline is filled with so many unnecessary links and stories or promotional posts. It is better you make your twitter timeline clutter free removing or blocking the unwanted tweets. You can also learn how to make your Facebook account clutter free.
You can then decide to use some extensions which block specific types of tweets which let you to remove the noisy tweets from some auto publishing source that tweets in 24×7 manner or unnecessary updates from your friends.
One such extension is Proxlet which itself is a chrome extension to block or mute unwanted and annoying tweets at the Twitter timeline.
How to use Proxlet to block unwanted Tweets
Proxlet is useful when you want to make your Twitter timeline clutter free by blocking the unwanted tweets, hashtags or mentioning the junk tweets as spam.
Once you install the extension at your Chrome browser and log-in to your Twitter account, provide that you are using the new Twitter interface (if not then switch to new interface, otherwise it won’t work), you will find the Proxlet link has been appended. Though the first time log-in after installing the extension will show a welcome message.
Now you can apply one, two or all of the following filters for any tweet in your Twitter timeline.
- Block the application that you do not want to receive the tweets from applications like Twitterfeed, FourSquare etc.
- Block any individual twitter account for one day: This is helpful when you notice that one person suddenly starts to tweet his birthday events or something like that.
- Block any individual account for a week: This is recommended for blocking the tweets, hashtags from some service releasing their weekly updates etc.
For instance, some guy may go outrageous and start to tweet some ridiculous events like “Katrina’s birth day”, “Madona in new album” etc. You can block them or mention the tweet as spam without unfollowing that person. What the most essential part of Proxlet is that you can block the tweets for a specified duration.
The Proxlet also offer to integrate this feature with popular Twitter clients like Tweetdeck, Seesmic or TwiDroy for Android or desktop, Twitter applications for iPhone etc. Just visit the Proxlet clients page and setup your twitter client integrated with Proxlet API following the instruction given there.
Use My6sense to automatically filter your Twitter timeline
While those extension make you devoting some of your time in tweaking the settings, cleaning the junk links and tweets by turning of the source on the basis of keyword etc. that you do not have any interest in. But My6sense works in a completely different manner and does not require any settings or tweak from the user. It automatically determines the useful tweets and which are culprit for you and pause them from appearing in the timeline.
This third party service introduced this personilized mechanism for the iOS and android at their initial launching, now also offers the desktop application. Recently this application comes with the Chrome extension which works only for the new Twitter interface.
Once the extension is implemented in your Chrome browser, you will find that an additional tab called as “my6sense” has been placed at the Twitter timeline. This service works silently and offers only the recommended tweets according to your twitter activities.
The feature of My6sense works absolutely as what it name suggests. It monitors your likes and activities on Twitter. It strictly observes the links you retweet, the people you communicate often etc. It also takes keywords, sources, favorites in count when calculating the useful tweets for you: and the interesting thing is that you have nothing to do in this workarounds, it roles silently at the background.
This chrome extension is actually very helpful if you are too busy and do not have the time of going through the whole timeline and picking your important tweets up.