The 140 character wonderland just introduced a new feature. So basically it's taking muting (yup that awesome feature used by many of us to tackle trolls without feeding their ego) to the next level. Quoting from the source itself.

"The option to mute notifications for Tweets you are mentioned in that contain particular words, phrases, usernames, emojis or hashtags. Muting will remove these Tweets from your Notifications tab, push notifications, SMS, and email notifications."

It certainly is a positive move, though it will not end cyber abuse, it is a positive step towards curbing it. I do believe it will change our Tweeperience for good. How we can set it up is explained in the pic below.

For fellow android users

Social Surfing Workshop


For the rich iPhone peeps

Social Surfing Workshop


For those using twitter on their pc's/laptops, seriously peeps its phone app, use it on your phone!

Social Surfing Workshop


For details please visit www.support.twitter.com

Having shared the options I do feel we need to realize that Twitter is just a platform, it’s us who are responsible for the conversation. Though structural changes and tools can change a lot in the conversation online, we would need to take a step forward to ensure our cyber spaces are sensitive and safe for all.

Through our projects #TweeSurfing and #Socialsurfing we attempt to do exactly that. Doing workshops on #OnlineSafety #CounterSpeech #SocialMedia for #SocialChange, it is our attempt to ensure that the cyber space is inclusive for all.

Social Surfing Workshops

Martin Luther Christian University

Our crazy crew is in Shillong, Meghalaya and it really is the Scotland of the East! Braving torrential rain and landslides, the Social Surfing team conducted 3 workshops in Martin Luther Christian University in the Departments of Fine Arts, Management Sciences, and Computer Sciences.

Martin Luther Christian University

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

NIT, Rourkela is ranked 12 in the list of Indian Engineering Universities. Its foundation stone was laid by the first prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

National Institute of Technology - Rourkela, Odisha

Fakir Mohan University

Balasore/Baleshwar is around 194 Km’s from the capital of Bhubaneshwar and the drive was absolutely beautiful. Not all that different from Vietnam or Laos, social media could play a great role in promoting tourism for this part of the country.

Fakir Mohan University - Balasore, Odisha

John Mathai Centre - Thrissur, Kerala

Right at the epicentre of Thrissur is Vadakkumnathan temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. We were to visit the University of Calicut for our first set of workshops in Kerala.

John Mathai Centre - Thrissur, Kerala

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