Talk about off topic, eh? But I know there are lots of you out there who know more than me about this particular puzzle, and I would appreciate your input.
I am following a relatively small number of people on twitter (under 50). I can easily see this growing to several hundred, but not to 6 figures or beyond. However already I am being totally frustrated by the fact I have signed up to follow some very high volume contributors, whose tweeting crowds out other contributions (Guy Kawasaki you know who you are....;-). Some people whose view I cherish are infrequent tweeters, but their contributions get lost.
Spent lots of google time on the topic, still puzzled.I've played around with a few twitter clients (tweetdeck, mixero, hootsuite), and have sniffed around at river.li, but the search and filtering functions I've seen, while neat, don't enable me to manage based on time and frequency of contribution. Or if they do I haven't figured out how they do it.
One way of of managing this, that I've thought of, is that I'd like to be able to 'stack' people's contributions, like in solitaire, so I only see the most recent one, and I can drill down if inspired. And each facecard could be ranked based on the information value (as in distinctiveness) of someone tweeting, so infrequent tweeters get higher up in my 'stream'.
What tricks and tools do you use to manage how you follow people, if you follow lots of them? What articles have you read that have helped you be a more effective twitter consumer?
The blog I need help with is insightanalysis.wordpress.com.