Twitter Trouble

Just What You Never Wanted: A Weekly Newsletter of Tweets

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Twitter is, by nature, a swiftly flowing torrent of information. You can step away for lunch and miss everything from major national breaking news to weird, niche culture stories to–yes–what your high school boyfriend had for breakfast. It’s just part of how the platform works–you have to learn to be okay with missing some stories, and obsessively Storify-ing others.

Well, not anymore. Twitter announced on its company blog today that it will be sending out a weekly email of tweets.

According to the company:

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.

“Finally!” said no one.

A week is a long time to wait for tweets to be delivered. We’d venture to say that a daily digest would be much more helpful, but we don’t want to give them any more ideas for clogging up our inbox.

Judging from the tweets below, many Twitter users are none too fond of the new service. For the record, you can unsubscribe here.

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