“Retweets make up more than a quarter of all tweets. When they disappeared, my feed had less punch-the-button outrage. Fewer mean screenshots of somebody saying precisely the wrong thing. Less repetition of big, big news. Fewer memes I’d already seen a hundred times. Less breathlessness. And more of what the people I follow were actually thinking about, reading, and doing.”
Would your Twitter feed be more interesting if you removed all the retweets? Maybe.
The Atlantic breaks down how to remove retweets from your feed and explores how social media consumption changes when you pump the brakes on shareability.