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4/8/2014
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Twitter Redesign: Hello, Facebook

Twitter's newest profile revamp prompts comparisons to Facebook, but the changes make it more usable. Here's what to expect.
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Charlie Babcock
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4/9/2014 | 1:40:24 PM
Why would you do that?
The virtua of Twitter is its enforced simplicity, 140 characters of get-to-the-point space. You can gussie that up with a lot of other stuff, but why would you? Twitter is diluting its unique function and identity by looking and acting more like Facebook.
Drew Conry-Murray
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4/9/2014 | 11:10:04 AM
Re: Twitter photos
I'm going to risk looking dated. A lot of the value I get from Twitter is links to good articles highlighted by people I follow, not photos. I also really like the clean, uncluttered look of the current UI. I really don't want it to get too noisy. For some reason, Facebook always feels like it's screaming at me, and LinkedIn is utilitarian but ugly. Twitter had, in my opinion, the best balance between information and open space on the desktop version. I hope that doesn't get lost.
Laurianne
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4/8/2014 | 4:27:26 PM
Twitter photos
So you will have to do photos on Twitter, like it or not, or you will look dated. And be careful what you favorite. What else pops out here, readers?
Thomas Claburn
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4/8/2014 | 3:44:35 PM
More like Facebook?
I hope Twitter doesn't take the Facebook envy too far. If it starts filtering posts like Facebook, it's done.
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