I don’t think there’s anything else in my life that I have such a love/hate relationship with as Twitter. The addictive microblogging service is down several days each month, annoying for my Facebook friends (because I update 10 times a day) and annoying for those around me. I’ve never gone this far though.
In my humble opinion, Twitter’s top priority should be keeping its service up during heavy traffic. I’m scratching my head a bit about why it’s announced a redesign, then. It’s not a massive change – tabs that were on top of the main box are now on one side. The archive has disappeared, too (not that I ever used it anyway) but the biggest change is that the pages now use Ajax. No, not the cleaning product. It means that the page doesn’t have to refresh when it needs to display new content.
Lastly, the redesign will probably break any customization you’ve done on your page, so it’s lucky that they’ve launched a new profile designer. There are some very fetching default themes, or you can customize individual components with different colours and background images.
Tech Digest has its own Twitter feed here. We often announce breaking news there, while we’re still writing a full post on it, so it’s worth keeping an eye on. G’wan. Be our friend, and if you think we should follow you, too, then drop us a direct message.