add a filter to block foursquare and gowalla.
or indeed any custom filter. This could be achieved easily by allowing operators such as '-term' or 'NOT term' to the existing filter system.
Come up with a way to disable foursquare check-in's from appearing on my twitter wall - we get so many it's hard to find the questions!
If you find you have lots of unwanted updates filling up your columns, using a global filter will remove any content you're just not that interested in. You can use this to filter out specific Twitter accounts, services, or even hashtags like #sxsw.
To create a global filter:
Click the settings icon (looks like a gear cog) in the far right corner of the top navigation bar and select Settings.
Select Global Filter.
Choose your filter settings and select Add filter to finish.
The person I follow uses the tool "Tweet Old Post" A lot. I like the new content but dont need the repeats, well, repeatedly.
It would be lovely if there were a way to block the tool. And ideally by person, bc some people use it prudently and I'd like to see what I missed before following them.
Enable filtering (inclusion or exclusion) of tweets by any app (application) that the tweets originate from come from ie: web, tweetdeck, twitterfeed, etc.
There are quite a few other suggestions here for similar filtering systems to exclude individual networks but it would be better to have a system that would handle any/all since they all carry a unique twitter app ID.
A lot of apps send noise tweets (Foursquare is legendary, but Twifficiency has just joined the fray). TweetDeck permits filtering out tweets by Source string: HootSuite should, too.
We’ll consider ways of filtering messages based on tools being used to send them.
Kirk Munro commented
3 votes added. twitterfeed is more often spam than not these days, and rather than block individual accounts (slow and painful), I would like to block twitterfeed completely. Ditto for twittbot.net.
Keep in mind that we need both blocks and filters for tools used to send tweets. Blocks to eliminate spam/noise (which is on the rise in twitter) and filters to channel content. For example, for foursquare, I might like to filter it out of the main tab on my dashboard when I'm on my desktop/laptop, but when I'm on a mobile device and on the go I might not want to filter it out because I'm interested in that sort of content. In this case, filters would be important because they would enable me to create a Mobile tab on my dashboard for all content that is important to me when I'm on a mobile device while at the same time allowing me to hide all of that noise from the other tabs that I use for non-mobile purposes.
best. idea. ever.
Tom Betz commented
This is needed!