Twinkle users - What do you think about Nearby?

The General

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Jul 7, 2006
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Here's what I think. I posted it to Tapulous's Get Satisfaction site too. Here's the link:
http://getsatisfaction.com/tapulous/topics/nearby_needs_a_redesign

Here's what I wrote there:

Twinkle is my favorite iPhone app. I love it. I consider it iPhone's killer app. The reason Twinkle dominates all the other Twitter clients is Nearby. Because of how people are, Nearby is extremely annoying. Nearby is filled with one or two people who just FLOOD with replies to people about stuff we don't care about. I don't want to see "dante" talking to "QED" all day long about nothing.

They could simply turn off "Broadcast Location" in settings when they flood like this, or tap their location in each tweet before they post it to uncheck the location. But they don't. In fact, I've asked them. They're all a bunch of jerks.

What I want to see in Nearby are passers by on Interstate 5 who tweet about their road trips, or people tweeting about their day or night on the town, etc. Now, some people might want to see all of these replies, but I am not one of those people. So I submit to you my idea for Nearby.

Nearby needs its own settings. Show/hide for some things. Twinkle needs to have another feature for some of these to work, and that's that it needs to remember that some people have been "spotted" so to speak. Not everyone tweets just from Twinkle, so let's say I don't follow "dv3" but Twinkle picks him up in Nearby. When he goes home and tweets from Twitterific on his Mac, I would think he should show up in Nearby. I'm not sure how this would work with travelers though ... But it seems like a good idea to me.

Show/Hide:
*Rogue tweets (tweets by people that aren't @'s)
*Replies to Me from people Nearby (and known nearbys when tweeted from other clients, web and txt)
*Replies to Friends from Friends Nearby (or known nearby if turned on)
*Replied to Friends from Anyone Nearby (or known nearby if turned on)

Also, we need a Known nearbys on/off.

What do you guys think?
 

Lopes

macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2003
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Twinkle is my favorite iPhone app. I love it. I consider it iPhone's killer app. The reason Twinkle dominates all the other Twitter clients is Nearby. Because of how people are, Nearby is extremely annoying. Nearby is filled with one or two people who just FLOOD with replies to people about stuff we don't care about. I don't want to see "dante" talking to "QED" all day long about nothing.
LOL, where are you from? Because there's a QED in my area in va who's on there a lot...
 

calvy

macrumors 65816
Sep 17, 2007
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St Louis here, and we'd all like to kill xisak07. He's constantly flirting and flooding the nearby list. If they'd release that blocking feature, Twinkle would be perfect for me. It and it's nearby feature are what have made me a Twitter user.
 

spyker3292

macrumors 65816
Jul 7, 2005
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What I want to see in Nearby are passers by on Interstate 5 who tweet about their road trips
That's what I did on my recent trip :D. Anyway. I've got tons of people using the nearby feature, currently every tweet on nearby is a different person. (But one is replying to this QED I've never seen).
 

Lopes

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Jun 23, 2003
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I'm in MD and I see QED and @QED messages all damn day.
lol, i have no problem with QED's messages, in fact we've traded a few back and forth. It's just funny that others on here are seeing the same people.