Managing the flood!

It's great when one of your Happy Friends posts a lot of tweets, but it can get unmanageable quickly. So I added a couple of features recently that help manage the flood.

  1. Delete All Tweets, a new command in the Friends menu, is the radical approach. It just starts all your friends over from scratch, deleting every tweet under every friend. I actually like to do this, but then I'm not trying to create an archive of tweets with Happy Friends.

  2. A more nuanced approach uses a new Happy Friends setting that groups all tweets under a sub-heading for the day. Turn the feature on in the Settings dialog, which you can access in the menu at the right edge of the menu bar. Here's a screen shot. Now when you expand one of your friends to see what's new, you'll see something like this.

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It's important to be aware that there's a limit to the amount of memory you can use to store this outline. But the limit is 5 megabytes, which actually is a lot of space for outline text. But someday you will hit that limit if you don't delete some tweets.

Last built: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:08 AM

By Dave Winer, Monday, July 14, 2014 at 9:38 AM. Ask not what the Internet can do for you...