It’s almost a year since Twitter announced that it was changing to a newly re-engineered Twitter.com They said you will be able to use it as a preview for a few weeks. You’ll be able to switch back and forth for a few weeks to get used to how it works.
I love new things, so I eagerly rushed over to New Twitter, only to be bitterly disappointed with what I saw. So I switched back again, I did try it a few times knowing that the time will come that Twitter will make us change. However I just didn’t like New Twitter so I stuck with what I loved; Old Twitter.
Then last night, in the dead of the night, we were informed by @twitter that Old Twitter is being dumped for New Twitter.
We knew that it was getting closer to judgement day as the message at the top of the screen lately changed to read.
I know many people that have embraced the change over and they love the new interface. I also know many that are not happy about being made to change to something they don’t like, if its not broke don’t fix it, as they say.
Its not just me, there are hundreds of people complaining on Twitter right now, there is even a campaign to save it #saveoldtwitter
Why don’t we like New Twitter
- The stream text is much smaller
- The stream text box is not central.
- You cannot see older DM’s and they are set out awkwardly.
- My main usage now requires more clicks than it did with Old Twitter.
- Essentially for me its just the whole new interface, I don’t like to look at it, its too busy and cluttered with things I don’t need.
I agree it has a lot of new handy features, but I don’t need them – if I want to see a picture or a video I will click on it. This is one of the reasons I prefer Twitter over other social networks, its clean, simple and easy to use. Sadly this time is over.
I do like the Related content feature; where you can see additional information related to the tweet or the subject.
Loosing Old Twitter for me as you can tell is not a good thing and I’m not sure if I will grin and bare New Twitter or if I will again start using a different platform such as Seesmic which I use on my Tablet, or Hootsuite which I use at work or Tweetdeck which I have used in the past, or maybe something else.
Things change and we have to get over it, but why should I use something I don’t enjoy, if oldtwitter is really going then I need something else!
Edit: At the weekend #oldtwitter was gone – since then I’ve used Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, New Twitter and something else that was such rubbish we won’t discuss it. I’m not finding the change easy let us just say.
Do you have any suggestions on what platforms are best ?
Also what is it, that you like about New Twitter, or do you just put up with it? Maybe you can convince me 🙂