In 2014, Twitter changed. Ever since, it’s been possible to do something which at face value sounds insane. It’s been possible to pretend to follow people on Twitter. It takes three clicks. Click Follow, click the User Actions cog, click Mute. Job done; you’re pretending to follow someone. Continue reading 11 Twitter Mistakes That Will Immediately Get You Muted
One of the elements of Twitter’s Mute function that’s only just beginning to sink in across the wider reaches of the site, is that in practical terms, it’s irreversible. Okay, so in technical terms, after a Follower has muted you, they can feasibly seek out your account and unmute it. But how many are actually going to do that? None. Once a Follower clicks on Mute, that’s it. Unless you proactively do something about it, they’ve silently unfollowed you, for life. Continue reading How To Get Yourself UnMuted on Twitter?
Since the introduction of Twitter’s Mute function, there’s never been a worse time to get on your followers’ nerves. Mute is the ultimate silent weapon against heavy tweeters, and despite the hidden dangers of deploying it, the ‘button’ has already become a go-to solution for large numbers of Twitter users. If it wasn’t for the fact that Mute doesn’t stop Direct Messages, the function would be just the same as unfollowing, except of course that the poor, muted wretch doesn’t realise that he, she or it has been unfollowed. The muted account merrily tweets away, blissfully unaware that, say, three quarters of its ‘followers’ are essentially saying: “Talk to the hand”. Continue reading Heavy Tweeting and Twitter’s Mute: How Much is Too Much?
Twitter has driven yet another nail into its own coffin with the introduction of a function which makes the biggest mockery of the social media site’s system to date. The new Mute function looks set to increase spam, and potentially create serious dangers for those who use it… Continue reading Twitter’s New Mute Function – Another Mistake