After the recent “fix” by Twitter to make things go more smoothly, Twitter changed some of their stuff back. They wanted to change it to allow members to only see the replies from followers, but not from the regular. At first I thought this meant that twitter would eliminate the general site timeline. It was not.
As MG Siegler of TechCrunch describes it
“So basically, you can see when someone is replying to someone else but only when they’re not really replying to them.”
Of course, as I mentioned already, Twitter took a bit of time again this week to change some of the settings back, so it is not so bad. I am sure Twitter is trying to do things in the best interest, but I have to say that if the focus of this simple one function site gets any more difficult, it may not be very appealing anymore. Already I have noticed glitches (via my “suspension” which was deemed a cache problem when I refreshed my computer over and over) and that the site seems a little more loaded with the features added. Of course, with any script, the more tables and code you add to make more functions, the more the load.
My hope is that Twitter tries to not do too much more. The site is blossoming ‘as is’ already and if they wanted to put some text ads, I am sure no one would complain as long as they were on the sidebar of the page.
I should not complain, but I actually enjoy meeting the new people that are on my stream. Sometimes through my followerers, I find others who I can connect with too.
What do you think about this?