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Twitter Testing Facebook-Like Profile Wall

samzenpus posted about 3 years ago | from the imitation-is-the-highest-form-of-flattery dept.

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Mightee writes "Twitter is experimenting with a Facebook-Like message wall to its users' profile pages, that will allow twitter users to send '@ replies or mentions' directly from their profile. The change is apparently coming in order to enhance conversation between tweeters. According to Official Twitter Spokeswoman: 'Twitter is testing the feature with a small percentage of users. It was designed to "make it easier for users to engage with each other" on the microblogging service.'"

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23 comments

So ... (1)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | about 3 years ago | (#36675668)

Twits are going to tweet something and see if it sticks to the wall?

Twitter Testing Facebook-Like Profile Wall (3, Informative)

omar.sahal (687649) | about 3 years ago | (#36675714)

a Facebook-Like message wall

Doesn't mean a thing to me, I use twitter!

Re:Twitter Testing Facebook-Like Profile Wall (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36675858)

Only women and faggots use twitter, luckily I'm both!

"Understandability to Interact" (2)

retroworks (652802) | about 3 years ago | (#36675746)

According to the article: "The understandability to interact has always been an issue on Twitter for new users — this hopefully will solve the problem."

Well, there you go. Couldn't have said it any better.

FagOrz (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36675826)

Re:FagOrz (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36675972)

You seem new to this game. You have to hide the link domain, and you have to write about something that draws people in.

An unmasked link and a line of text that utterly fails the Turing test just aren't gonna cut it.

Convergent evolution (2)

Arancaytar (966377) | about 3 years ago | (#36675896)

Apparently, Twitter and Google have decided that in order to beat Facebook they must become Facebook.

I hope that they stop short of imitating its attitude to user privacy.

Easier User-to-User Communication? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36675954)

This could have saved Anthony Wiener a lot of trouble.

Don't link to a re-blog... (1)

Anubis IV (1279820) | about 3 years ago | (#36675970)

...when the original source [mashable.com] is available and doesn't contain grammatical wonders such as the following (emphasis mine):

...infact making “mentioning of users in tweets” more easier for new users.

Re:Don't link to a re-blog... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36676062)

But it *does* contain goatse. Well done, sir!

One more (1)

wrencherd (865833) | about 3 years ago | (#36676118)

From TFA:

The understandability to interact has always been an issue on Twitter for new users

Ummm . . . yes, "the understandability to interact" . . . that is an issue . . . ???

Group Messaging (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36676306)

WhenTF are they just going to bake in group messaging and group DMs?

The Big Three Social Networks (1)

The O Rly Factor (1977536) | about 3 years ago | (#36676594)

The big three social networks are quickly getting themselves into a war over control of personal information. One can only hope that once the dust clears from the social network wars we are quickly barrelling towards that there will have been no survivors. I really hope we will look back upon this period of internet history afterwards and say to ourselves "Well, turns out you can't trust advertising companies with personal data...what the hell were we thinking?"

Re:The Big Three Social Networks (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36683152)

This is exactly like the Borg vs Individual debate from Star Trek Voyager.

Screw Friendster, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. I don't need 5000 "friends" and 5000 "business contacts" and up-to-the-second information about what you're having for lunch.

I have a personal website, my information is my own.

Who actually uses Twtter.com though?? (2)

brunes69 (86786) | about 3 years ago | (#36676740)

Twitter is not like facebook. The incredible majority of Tweets are not sent and recieved via Twitter.com, they are done via standalone apps.

I am a pretty heavy twitter user, but unless they are somehow going to implement this "wall" in API form and allow my SilverBird extension to access it, I will never even know it exists.

Re:Who actually uses Twtter.com though?? (2)

dakameleon (1126377) | about 3 years ago | (#36677428)

(1) Twitter.com is the biggest single client for interaction with Twitter: http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/15/report-use-of-third-party-twitter-clients-dwindles-to-42-percent/ [techcrunch.com]

(2) It's not a "wall" in the sense that TFS/TFA makes it out to be, it's just a quick way to do an @reply to the user whose profile you're looking at. Many Twitter clients already have a "reply to this user" button to achieve the same thing.

Move along... (1)

dakameleon (1126377) | about 3 years ago | (#36677394)

It's just a box which fills in the user's @name into your next tweet when you're looking at their profile. It's nothing like the "wall" that Facebook has at the moment.

I don't get it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36677630)

I still don't understand where people get the term "tweet", from Twitter. A fisher, fishes. So a person who uses Twitter, Twits. It's basic english you morons.

Re:I don't get it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36678664)

It's strong verbs. Like run/ran, choose/chose. Tweet, twit, and twat are different tenses of the same verb.

Re:I don't get it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36681388)

That doesn't make any sense - the words "twit", "tweet", and "twat" have nothing to do with each other, and a runner certainly runs while a chooser chooses.

Before it was the name of a website, the word "twitter" was already a verb meaning chirp or chatter. So really, a person who uses Twitter would ... twitter. However, the word "tweet" means *a* chirp, which is why it was adopted as the word to describe a post on Twitter. People started using that as the *verb* too though, and it stuck.

Why use Twitter in English? (3, Interesting)

Baloo Uriza (1582831) | about 3 years ago | (#36678894)

Why use Twitter in any language that uses an alphabet (as opposed to a syllabary like Cherokee or ideograms like Japanese and Chinese)? It's barely possible to have a cogent thought in 140 characters, much less have anything resembling intelligent metadata in addition to that.

Re:Why use Twitter in English? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 years ago | (#36680912)

If you are concise its easy. This message is 64 characters. QED.

Re:Why use Twitter in English? (1)

Baloo Uriza (1582831) | about 3 years ago | (#36690130)

But it wasn't particularly intelligent or meaningful. So, that doesn't really counter my point at all.
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