Earlier this week, Twitter surpassed investor expectations on both revenue and user growth.
However, for frequent users, one of its challenges is that depending on whom you follow, the conversation can feel repetitive. Katie Notopoulos, senior editor at Buzzfeed, decided to solve the problem by unfollowing men on Twitter.
Notopoulos drew much of her inspiration from a similar social experiment of only retweeting women for a year.
While she started the unfollowing six months ago as part of a stunt, she says she stuck with it because it markedly improved her Twitter experience.
“It turns out it’s really nice,” Katie says.
She says a major reason this has turned out so well is that being forced to follow a new set of people exposed her to a whole new set of voices and perspectives.
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.