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New Twitter Design

A lot of people have been ragging on Twitter lately because they have had some problems keeping their site online. But seriously, I don’t think they were expecting the popularity they received. In the past year Twitter has grown exponentially, and as a result have been forced to increase their infrastructure and put a lot of work into the site.

Some people have complained that Twitter wasn’t responding to the problem fast enough and were threatening to jump ship, but not me. Twitter is an excellent service and has introduced me to a form of social networking which I haven’t seen anywhere else.

Since Twitter started there has been a lot of copycat services. Pownce is a site which offers a similar service as Twitter, but is different in it’s approach. You can’t txt pownce, or use it via IM, it’s a different type of service which is directed more towards those who are trying to share files and links with people. Even Kevin Rose, the founder of Pownce is a high profile Twitter user. I myself use both services, but find that Twitter is the one I go to more often.

The folks at Twitter have been working REALLY hard lately. It’s been quite some time since I’ve seen the notorious “fail whale”.¬† Twitter has even managed to roll out a new site design, which looks fabulous, and unlike the new facebook design, actually serves a practical purpose. is now a viable way of tweeting, unlike in the past where apps like Twhirl, Twitterrific, and Tweet Deck were the only exceptable ways of using Twitter.

Check out what the peeps at Twitter have to say about the new design, and what they have planned for the future.


One Response to “New Twitter Design”

  1. […] care much about those things – I don’t know a single heavy user who is actually using the web interface, so the look of the skin is not really a big topic here. There’s a large number of clients […]

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