I see a lot of people on my timeline that I do follow, and then a random person that I have followers in common with has a tweet show up on my timeline. I'm not following them and I don't want to see their tweets! How do I stop this?
Those are retweets.
Keep in mind:
If a particular account that you follow retweets updates that you don’t want to see in your home timeline, just visit their profile to turn off Retweets from them. Here’s how:
Important note (Update by Twitter on 9/21/2011): Some users report that even when they've turned off Retweets for a specific user, they still see that user's Retweeted Tweets in their timeline. Our engineers are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. Follow @support for updates on this issue.
I don't think there is a way to do it for all accounts at once, but click on any account that you follow, and click off the green "recycle" button (it will turn white). That will disable the display of any retweets of theirs in your stream.
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