a) a nice video (I think)
b) the web page gui will look like the iPad app does now in every web browser (bar mobile presumably) - I like that, but hope they've tweaked how the right hand pane works on this redesign as I found it hard to get used to how the right hand pane content is ditched/changed on the iPad app
So, Twitter begins it's transition from one simple idea brilliantly and efficiently executed to a morass of overlapping features, services and complexity. See www.facebook.com for further details.
Facebook has gone from one ripped-off-from-friendster idea not-very-inspiringly executed to a well-considered and regularly-pruned set of features which allow users to enjoy a richer social life and make large parts of the web a better shared experience.
Sorry if you saw apps in the first 3 months and assumed it was just going to get worse from there
It looks like they've gone back on their RSS authentication requirements too.
My RSS feed reader was full of new Tweets this morning. Which was nice.
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They still haven't fixed the inane content though...
10:32 TwitterUser - I need a #poo
10:35 TwitterUser - I am having a #poo
10:37 TwitterUser - I am wiping up #poo
10:38 TwitterUser - Just examined #poo, bit knobbly, needs fibre.
10:39 OtherTw*t - @TwitterUser - I need a #poo too, and #weewee
10:41 TwitterUser - I just had a #poo, photoblog update at http://or.ly/8342678342
/coat - mines the one with a bog-roll in the pocket.
Exactly what I expected. It is 2 minutes and 2 seconds long, and the first minute and 13 seconds have absolutely nothing to do with the new interface.
In other words, more than half of this video that is supposed to show the new interface does anything but that. So half the video is useless.
Which happens to confirm what I think of Twitter.
Standards of today
In the BBC story they quote Ben Parr of Mashable.com as saying "It is one of the slickest web applications I have seen in a long time".
That I think sums up the reason we have such usless sites like Twitter and other badger related crap on the web.
Dear Ben Parr,
You are a twat.
From people who can see through marketing crap.