Featured Technology Writing Twitter Things That Don't Work #1 Posted by Jonathan Fries on June 8th, 2017. Twitter -> Profile -> Settings and Privacy -> Muted Words Add -> http So what does this tell us? Well, I guess links aren't words, nor do they contain words as far as Twitter is concerned. It wasn't terribly shocking to me that it didn't work, given all the things that Twitter does with links. We shouldn't be surprised that they do different things and are treated differently. I wasn't planning to leave the mute on forever, but I did want to see what the sum total of my followed content looked like if you took the links out of it. I'll have to find another way to do that. Why does it matter? Well, there are days where I feel like Twitter is the writing assignment and I actually want to say something useful that isn't a link to something else. I'm interested in seeing who else does that and what they say.