For the purposes of this post though, you can think of App.net as “similar to Twitter”. And like Twitter, App.net is often used for conversations between folks directing public messages to one another. This can result in useful exchanges visible to the world, which is great. Sometimes those others join in, and on exchanges between users with many followers, that can be slightly less great.
Enter Riposte, an App.net client. Riposte has a setting to filter out excessive replies from bystanders who may not be contributing. This setting has my favorite preference name of all time:
You’re gonna get some hop-ons.
If you’re a fan of Arrested Development, you’ll surely appreciate this.2 As the extent of the explanatory text shows, the concept of the setting is a bit difficult to convey. However, the name is perfect. And the icing on the cake? If the preference name doesn’t convince you to tap it and learn more, the icon surely will:
And don’t forget, Arrested Development Season 4 will be released on Netflix this Sunday, May 26, 2013.↩︎