Hopefully a Twitter signal-to-noise ratio improvement; tbd how the #RIPTwitter community will respond; also see Twitter Tweaks the Timeline, but It’s Not the End (WSJ)
"The company, based in San Francisco, announced on Wednesday that it would start showing a selection of tweets that a user who has been away from the service might want to see.Twitter Will Offer Selected Tweets to Keep Users Coming Back - The New York Times
“There are lots of people on Twitter who follow hundreds or even thousands of accounts,” Jeff Seibert, Twitter’s senior director of product, said in an interview. “When they come back to Twitter, there’s actually too much for them to catch up on.”
Tweets in this update can come from any time, from minutes to hours ago. The idea is to put important tweets up top so the user does not have to wade through less interesting information."