Thursday, September 23, 2010

And the verdict for the New Twitter Web Interface is...

Received the notice earlier today that the new twitter interface is available for the @OfficeDivvy twitter account.

After half-a-day of use, here is our multi-dimensional, and totally scientific results based on our own user testing:

★★★★★  First impression
★★★★★  Functionality
★★★★★  Ease of Use 
★★★★★  Ambiance
★★★★★  Food Quality

Thumbs Up For...
Aside from all the obvious and wonderful improvements (such as the ability to see images and video in the twitter stream), one thing I like is the single-click individual follower statistics. In the old twitter interface, learning about a follower was burdensome.  Now, a single click shows me who the follower is, making me decide whether or not to follow back.

It appears the "tweet source" field is no longer there.  The old interface showed where each tweet came from, i.e. Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Twitterfeed, API, facebook, etc. etc.  Because I am hyper sensitive to absentee tweeting (to me if the source is showing API or twitterfeed or similar, I'll totally discount your twitter account),  I find this information very useful.  Though it seems the tweet source is not showing in the new web interface.  I'm hoping this is temporary and will be fixed.

Of course there is always room for improvement, but I like the new direction and the new set of functionalities, and that gets the new twitter a very high rating from me.  Further, much of the improvements seem more oriented towards "listening" (tuning into other people's tweets), and that puts the core of twitter right where the core of twitter should be... 

Ky Ekinci : Co-Founder Office Divvyposted by Ky Ekinci
Co-Founder, Office Divvy
Thursday, September 23, 2010

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1 comment:

  1. I'm still waiting for #newtwitter. Jealous of everyone who has it. I rarely used the web interface, but I'll be much more likely to one I get the upgrade...