This post was published in May 2009 and may contain facts or opinion that are no longer current.

Twitter's @Replies Fiasco

You know what the stupidest part of this whole ridiculousness is? Twitter did it (ok, for technical reasons apparently - but we didn’t find that out until later) so that we wouldn’t see fragments of conversation. It’s right there in the original post:

However, receiving one-sided fragments via replies sent to folks you don’t follow in your timeline is undesirable.

Except they haven’t even prevented that. If my friend replies to somebody I don’t follow, I now don’t see it - when I would have previously. If one of my friends then replies to this reply that I haven’t seen, I end up getting a fragment (only seeing half of the messages). Stupid.

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From 08AM on Tuesday May 19, 2009

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