Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Mobile Twitter App

Reason No. 677 why I avoid updates and steer clear of clouds - "When it ain't broke, don't fix it." a lesson Google never learned...

O joy (not)! Social networking tool / microblog Twitter is preparing to unveil a mobile app "...that will more clearly stream content by trending subjects and display photos and videos more prominently."

Not a good idea! One reason? Just 18% of U.S. adults use Twitter. The twitterati could find something else, perhaps Sina-Weibo... Masters of twitter: this is no time for you to act foolish with the platform. And as one user put it "If they cared about users they'd stop screwing up TweetDeck." They don't care about users. They care about money. Period.

Current twitter mobile apps ask permission to be updated. (At least the ones I use do!) Decline! Future apps will all update automatically, so you'll have to ike it or lump it! the more clever among you have already downloaded copies of the current apps for those who will be frantically searching for them in a few months (of course you'll be subject to surveys, spam , and may even have to pay to get back your old twitter). My advice: if you can't do it yourself, find a geeky friend who can save you apps for you on a computer. in case you long for them later on down the road.

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