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    1. I'm posting this in ~tech since I think the stories are more related to social media than games. I haven't read them yet, but am just about to start working my way through. Unfortunately, they're...

      I'm posting this in ~tech since I think the stories are more related to social media than games. I haven't read them yet, but am just about to start working my way through.

      Unfortunately, they're in a weird and ugly format, with an incredibly distracting background that constantly sends little "mouse cursors" towards the actual location of your mouse. I highly recommend using Reader Mode or something similar to get rid of the styles. You might also have to click a "READ MORE" link in the right place to even get the text of the article to show up properly.

      Here are links to the 4 pieces (I'm not even sure if they'll work properly because of this disaster of a layout):

      26 votes
    2. It's obviously unfamiliar, but I have to say that I don't think it's that much worse than the one we had before. It does obviously follow the trend of making everything look so much more mobile-y,...

      It's obviously unfamiliar, but I have to say that I don't think it's that much worse than the one we had before. It does obviously follow the trend of making everything look so much more mobile-y, but unlike Reddit they haven't really messed with the core display of content - in fact, I'd say the tweets themselves have gotten a bit larger. I've heard that the timeline gets reset to algorithmic sorting every 24h, which is an absolute no-go for me, but I haven't experienced that aspect myself.

      Related: I've recently started using Tweetdeck and honestly have no idea why I should ever switch back to the main Twitter feed, redesign or not. Columns, lists, the customisation - it's pretty much everything I've ever wanted. Any tips or opinions on that?

      15 votes
    3. I hear a lot about how Twitter is a bad concept, because the character limit means things can be oversimplified, taken out of context, and posted without a source. I've never used it myself, but...

      I hear a lot about how Twitter is a bad concept, because the character limit means things can be oversimplified, taken out of context, and posted without a source. I've never used it myself, but recently I've been wondering if it can be useful to me. For example, some bloggers I follow might post some insights on Twitter that they don't anywhere else, and help me discover other interesting blogs.

      Have you found a good use for Twitter besides as a social network or news aggregator?

      13 votes