How much work have you invested in getting your Twitter news stream just right? ::years::

Twitter stream

Hearing her complaints made me realize how much time I’d invested making Twitter work for me — literally years of follows and unfollows to get my Twitter stream just right—and how much time I still put in to keep up with that eternal stream of unprioritized tweets, some banal, some wonderful. She was willing to work for news, but she couldn’t see how Twitter would reward her effort. So she — a smart, educated, motivated news consumer who could have benefited from the riches of digital news — was left hoping her local daily didn’t shrink out of existence.

Read the full piece at Nieman Journalism Lab