Some of you no doubt follow the discussion of Montana politics on Twitter, where you can get real-time updates about the latest news, the occasional argument, and and even some delightfully snarky humor every now and again. People I’ve encouraged to try #MTpol say that it used to be one of the most enjoyable ways to get breaking news and information about the state’s political scene—and there are some truly delightful characters lurking around it, debating and discussing the future of the state in 140 characters or less.
But today, I have a special offer that will make #MTPol, even better—and it only takes two clicks of your mouse.
Using Tweetdeck, my preferred Twitter software, the process couldn’t be easier.
Step 1. Find the post that manages to combine the most inflammatory and inaccurate information you’ve EVER read. Often, it manages to use language that even elementary school students know is unnecessarily hurtful and wrong. Don’t worry. One usually comes every 13 to 16 seconds.
Step 2. Click on the three dots on the bottom right corner of the post and find “Mute @BobBrigham in TweetDeck.”
You’ll know you’re done because you’ll feel a visceral sense of relief and know that your discussion on #MTPol, while occasionally spirited, won’t devolve into what feels like the endless tantrum of an entitled child pissing himself just to get attention from a world that could not be less interested.
For other more general advice, consider reading this post at MT Cowgirl.