Thread: New Twitter behavior.

I signed onto Twitter and saw a new message at the top of the page.

  • A picture named twitterscreen2.gif

When I clicked on the button it took me to a new page to compose a tweet welcoming Amar back to Twitter (whatever that means, they don’t explain).

Update: The first reminder was interesting. The second one is starting to feel like spam.

  • I’m guessing the people at Twitter don’t understand how casual a follow is. I follow people I don’t know. Last thing I want to do is “welcome them back.” I have no idea where they went. Twitter is not for friends. That’s Facebook. We need a way to opt out of this.

About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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