Twitter Gets a Makeover

Author: Kathy Scott
Published: September 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

Nobody likes change, especially if you plan to mess with their stuff. Although social media users engage in a specific platform, the page or blog they create is personal and private. Twitter recently introduced a soft launch of their new redesign, which is expected to provide more efficiency and interaction among users.

"The new Twitter will help people explore and understand the world in a richer and more immediate way. Now you can get more of the info you want with less work," says a Twitter spokesperson.

Unfortunately, the company's business model makes it difficult to manage corporate messaging, especially when millions of users have something to say about the new design and how it affects them personally.

"We recognize that Twitter enables people to easily express their opinion. We've created a special hashtag, #newtwitter, that people can use during this time to give our team feedback. We're listening and looking forward to hearing what people have to say," added the spokesperson.

Users have been tweeting their opinions of the #newtwitter with tweets ranging from "hate it" and "love it" to "where’s mine."

My Girlfriend is literally about to cry over the #newtwitter. LOL wow is it that serious?

Even my dog (who has a twitter account) got #newtwitter before me!

#Newtwitter is way better, much more organized i can say..
The #NewTwitter is very weird...

#NewTwitter freaks me out

I want the #newtwitter, please OMG !

I want the #newtwitter! Stop slacking @twitter and hurry up!

I just got #newtwitter!!! woohooo!

"People have varying levels of enthusiasm for change, and this is a notable one," says the company. "But, we think that the vast majority of current and future users will get a lot more out of the new Twitter."

The new design moves @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists to the top left of the screen, filling the right side with recent follows, favorites and trending topics. Another plus is the ability to see embedded videos and photos without clicking to another page, which Twitter credits to partnerships with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog and YouTube.

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