Twitter redesign looks an awful lot like Facebook

12 February 2014

When Twitter redesigns things and tinkers with the format, there's a usual chorus of booing and hissing from users. The conversation 'blue lines' and the recent rejig saw everyone vomiting blood with pure, unswerving hatred.

It seems, the simpler Twitter is, the more people like it. However, when companies want to make a decent amount of money out of something, they have to poke around a bit and try and work out ways of making the whole thing more profitable.

And there's a new redesign on the way that could see some spectacular crying from Twitter users, mainly because the social network could end up looking like Facebook.

twitter-redesign

As you can see, the new layout shoves your profile photo and bio to the left and, down the middle, will be a revamped timeline that again, reeks of Zuckerberg. It also has a sniff of Pinterest about it, but only mental cat spinsters use that.

Twitter will be getting jumpy because their first financial results after its IPO were pretty lousy. Usually, redesigns are a way of working out how to make adverts nicer and more noticeable in a busy timeline.

Someone make a clone of Twitter, the way it was a couple of years ago, and you just might make yourself a crapload of money if everyone starts sulking and jumping ship.

[image: itproportal]

TOPICS:   Technology   Social Media

3 comments

  • HowDareYouBlockMyComments
    Looks as though that redesign does away with having your own custom background filling a good proportion of the webpage. Bad news if you're a corporate account and that background gave your logo or products some prominence and reinforced your page's identity.
  • trolleyfucker
    Shame you can't redesign that trolley!
  • tin
    "Someone make a clone of Twitter, the way it was a couple of years ago, and you just might make yourself a crapload of money if everyone starts sulking and jumping ship." Except that you wont, because that's the whole problem with twitter, it requires a fuckload of computer hardware and staff to enable people to send 140 chars of text to each other. How do you actually make any kind of money out of that? Answer: change it into Facebook and do advertising. Not that I don't like the copy what twitter used to be approach, just needs Abramovich or someone to bankroll it forever.

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