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Twitter's hiding tweets from some frequent users

We've recently learned that frequent Twitter users have shorter relationships than most, but now we're hearing that they also have their tweets hidden by Twitter. Seems like it's a bad news week for chatty social media users.The Next Web reports that Twitter appears to be cleaning up some users' timelines by hiding tweets from individuals prone to posting a lot of messages.What this means is that
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We've recently learned that frequent Twitter users have shorter relationships than most, but now we're hearing that they also have their tweets hidden by Twitter. Seems like it's a bad news week for chatty social media users.

The Next Web reports that Twitter appears to be cleaning up some users' timelines by hiding tweets from individuals prone to posting a lot of messages.

What this means is that some people are seeing a single tweet from a user followed by a small caption offering to show "more tweets" from that person. As you can see by the screenshot shared on The Next Web, that basically equates to almost entirely hiding those additional tweets:

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This new feature is quite similar to one which Facebook already has in place — much to the disdain of many users — and we suspect that it may cause backlash just as that one did. There's time left before we need to reach for the torches and protest signs though, because the micro-blogging service explains that the feature is "a test that a small percentage of users may see" and that it hasn't been rolled out to everyone just yet.

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Rosa Golijan writes about tech here and there. She's a bit obsessed with Twitter, loves to be liked on Facebook, and may weep if any tweets disappear from her Twitter stream.