It’s not easy being of the feathered persuasion these days. S&M (social media) is in recovery mode during the privacy kerfuffle, and while Twitter’s in there mucking around with algorithms they’re “improving the experience” for us users. As I’ve said over and over and over, you don’t need to be aware of 90% of what Twitter does to make it work for you.
Say you want to read current events pertaining to albatrosses. You would type in the word “albatross” without an @ before it. This banner would appear in your browser:
But the tweets below it would not be in chronological order. If an albatross introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress, and it passed, that news burst might get buried somewhere in the stream because Twitter ranks a post in order of what they think is its relevance. This little challenge can easily be overcome.
Simply click on “latest” (highlighted in yellow, above). That will put the tweets in the chronological order, and you’ll get that breaking news.
Please note: This tip works on a laptop or desktop computer, not handheld devices.