Unread counts are bad and the NYT is on it!
previously: “At it heart Twitter is a flow - it doesn't present an unread count of messages, just a list of recent ones, so you don't have email's inbox problem - the implicit pressure to turn bold things plain and get that unread number down. Instead, you can dip in and out of it, when you have time, and what you see is notes from people you care about.”

@KevinMarks My least favorite feature of the Twitter app for Mac was the menu bar icon changing color when there were new tweets in the timeline. There are always new tweets in the timeline, chill out!

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