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Twitter Tip #1 – Turn off the tips, please twitter

Dear Twitter, pleez turn tips off.  kthxbyePresumably to test the waters for introducing advertisements into our twitterfeeds (grrrr…), Twitter has today started to insert “tips” into my (& probably your) notifications. The first one I noticed was at 07.14 GMT:

Send ‘nudge username’ for someone you haven’t heard from at 07.14 GMT
then
Update from your mobile browser at http://m.twitter.com at 07.56
Send ‘nudge username’ for someone you haven’t heard from at 08.19
Go for a long walk. at 08.58
Reply with ‘stats’ to see how many people are following you at 09.44
Reply with ‘fav jangles’ to favorite this update. at 09.48
Reply with ‘help’ for a list of commands. at 10.01
Reply with ‘stats’ to see how many people are following you at 10.10
Reply with ‘stats’ to see how many people are following you at 10.32
See more at http://m.twitter.com/warzabidul at 10.37
Update from your mobile browser at http://m.twitter.com at 11.33
Reply with ‘fav robertbrook’ to favorite this update. at 11.36
Reply with ‘leave girlygeekdom’ to turn off updates from this person. at 11.41

which was spookily appended to an update from Sarah saying she didn’t like tips either…

not enough data yet to see whether their frequency is related to the frequency of my updates

of course the tip I really want to see is “Reply with ‘Hey Twitter, Don’t be Evil’ to turn off tips”