Twitter, get out of my inbox. Please?

As anyone who knows me knows, I go through phases where I’m quite attached to my account over on Twitter–after all, it’s slapped right there on the right hand side of the site, if you’re curious. Some of my most entertained moments in recent months happened on Twitter. Some of this blog’s content came from twitter. Some very bad ideas have come from the developers of twitter. In a recent spert of what the buh, they’re floating another one at us–weekly digests of twitter happenings in your email.

Starting today, you can discover the best of Twitter in a weekly email digest delivered to your inbox. This summary features the most relevant Tweets and stories shared by the people you’re connected to on Twitter.

Stories feature a design similar to the recently updated Discover tab, emphasizing who shared each story beneath summaries to help you decide which ones matter most to you. Click any headline to finish reading the story, add your take by tweeting directly from the email, and see related Tweets from the people you follow.

Twitter, I love ya to death. Really. There’s days where it’s completely unhealthy. But, and here’s where you went just a little tiny bit off the beaten path here. I already see the most relevant tweets, at least as far as I’m concerned, on a daily basis. They get snarked at, replied to, retweeted, and occasionally mocked on this blog. They don’t need to be in my inbox–I’ve already read them. Thanks, though. The thought was nice. Just work on the execution and we’ll talk.

2 comments
  1. Please tell me they’re not signing us all up for this by default. I get what they’re trying to do, but I think I’ll pass. Seriously. If you want to keep on top of certain happenings, learn how lists work. No extra email required.

    1. It looks like that’s exactly their plan. Either that, or their blog’s a freakin’ liar.

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