Take a gander at the new muting functions below.
Twitter will now let you mute specific words from your timeline — and mute ‘eggs’ without profile photos https://t.co/rdP27NeJHJ
— Recode (@Recode) March 1, 2017
As it happens, I hadn’t confirmed my phone, because I default to it being nobody’s damned business what my phone number is if I haven’t decided to tell them. But fine, fine, I’ll stop yelling at clouds… oh, hey, they want to text me a confirmation, which means that using the land line is right out.
Yes, I know that pretty much everyone in the USA has a cell phone. I still wasn’t too thrilled at the idea of giving Twitter my phone number for data mining purposes. And if you happen to not have a cell phone, well, your Twitter account will probably end up on a mass mute list because you don’t matter anyway. I’ve seen how this stuff plays out; nobody ever thinks things through anymore.