Twitter just changed the way it displays conversations in its mobile apps and on Twitter.com.
The idea is to make it easier to follow conversations on Twitter as they happen in real-time.
But some people are freaking out because they think it looks terrible.
Check out some of the reactions below.
Emailing my publisher to change the last line of the book to say: In 2013, Twitter ruined Twitter by making it look like Connect the Dots.
— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) August 29, 2013
For god’s sake, stop replying to tweets
— Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) August 29, 2013
Though, Twitter seems to have more in mind with this update than meets the eye, Om Malik of GigaOm reports.
In fact, Malik says Twitter’s new conversations view is yet another step toward making itself more like Facebook. It’s also an important move for the social network if it decides to go public, Malik says.
“And by turning tweets into conversations, the company has introduced the ultimate Facebook-like object — status/comments/conversations into its stream,” Malik writes. “Twitter’s Favourite is its proxy for Facebook’s Like. The next thing I expect from Twitter — inline content consumption a la Pocket. And when that happens, Twitter will have turned the 140-character limit into the ultimate payload carrying content-object missile.”