Out with the Old Twitter, in with the New Twitter

Out with the Old Twitter, in with the New Twitter

Summary: Next week the old Twitter look and feel will go away completely. All users will soon be upgraded to the new look and functionality. Will you miss it or are you ready to move on?

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Yes folks, that's right, according to a very recent status update, the original Twitter profile layout available when using Twitter's website for all your tweeting activities is going away. As of next week, the rest of the users that have not yet made the switch will be forced to move on from the old and into the new. Of course to most Twitter users, who hardly use anything but their smartphones or third party desktop applications like TweetDeck to do their tweeting, this will have no bearing on them.

The only thing you might want to think about is if you have a customized background graphic with your information on it that caters to the old layout, you will want to revisit it with the new layout since the new version's content areas spread out much wider and have different characteristics and a transparency thing going on.

So to that end, so long old Twitter layout. You've been kind and simple. Thanks for all the fish...errr fail whales.

For more information on the "New Twitter," check out the landing page for details.

Topic: Social Enterprise

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  • RE: Out with the Old Twitter, in with the New Twitter

    As someone who uses Twitter from his PC, I must say that I am unhappy with New Twitter. It has less functionality than the old one and is overly complex. I don't want fancy features! I want the ability to do multiple mentions, which was easy on Old Twitter but is not on New Twitter!
    mercurie
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      • RE: Out with the Old Twitter, in with the New Twitter

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  • RE: Out with the Old Twitter, in with the New Twitter

    I think the thing I'm missing most is the ease of accessing an RSS feed of an account's tweets... in Old Twitter, it was findable. In the new one, seems to be gone from access entirely.
    kierduros@...
    • RE: Out with the Old Twitter, in with the New Twitter

      @kierduros@... I have the same concern within the new GUI about the definite absence of a link to the randomized IDs of RSS Feeds of Twitter profiles. Truly is an oversight on Twitter's part for inconveniencing PC (and mobile) visitors to the site who don't want to use a dedicated Twitter app to only follow selected timelines.
      sspirall
  • RE: Out with the Old Twitter, in with the New Twitter

    The old Twitter had stripped down functionality. The new Twitter is another bloated piece of crap overloaded with things I don't need and with some of the handiest features removed. What possible benefit can this be?
    bill_stephensca@...
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