The Atlantic: Retweets Are Trash. “A couple of months ago, I made a small tweak to my Twitter account that has changed my experience of the platform. It’s calmer. It’s slower. It’s less repetitive, and a little less filled with outrage. All of these improvements came about because I no longer see retweets.” If you want to do this and you use Tweetdeck, you can set a column to exclude retweets.