Twitter's Big Challenge: Too Much Twitter

Twitter’s Big Challenge: Too Much Twitter:

From Wired:

(Twitter) needs something a little more algorithmically curated–it needs something that looks a little bit more like Facebook’s News Feed

This is interesting because I’m assuming there’s something like this happening already.

I can go months without seeing much of someone in Tweetbot and then suddenly they’re everywhere again. Something’s happening and it’s one of the least discussed aspect of Twitter. When you follow 1000 people like I do, how is it deciding who shows up?

Is it just me experiencing these fluctuations and assuming there’s some algorithm already at play?