Here’s a bittersweet announcement for you this fine hump day morning:
Twitter started rolling out their new and improved profile layout yesterday. New and improved? That’s arguable.
Pretty sweet, right? No. Because the new layout is only available to a select small group i.e., hot actor guys like @channingtatum and @zacefron and Twitter newbs. Obviously we are neither and will have to wait as Twitter slowly includes us peons in the coming weeks. We aren’t bitter.
Here are the features that are supposed to make the new Twitter sweeter for tweeters:
1.) Best Tweets: Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find.
Me thinks: We don’t know why Twitter doesn’t just say it like it is. It’s not your best tweets that get the most engagement; it’s your betchiest ones. So thanks, Twitter, for helping me hang my dirty laundry higher – you shouldn’t have.
2.) Pinned Tweets: Pin one of your Tweets to the top of your page, so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.
Me thinks: First, how very Facebook of you, Twitter. Second, I will surely need to pin a positive tweet high on my page to combat the negative image all of my newly prominent betchy tweets will have earned me.
3.) Filtered Tweets: Choose which timeline you want to view when checking out other profiles. Options include: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos or Tweets and replies.
Me thinks : I guess this is OK. I have options that I can use to suit the mood I’m in.
Tweets: When I feel like reminiscing about what Twitter used to be.
Tweets with photos/videos: When I feel like having a Facebook experience – on Twitter.
Tweets and replies: When I feel like trolling other people’s conversations.
This is just me speculating…and being bitter. We’ll be sure to give you a legit review when we get the opportunity to test the format for ourselves.