#fixreplies “Drove my Chevy to the levy, but the levy was dry…”
Marshall says it best, “Goodbye People I Never Knew” <tear>
The hustle and bustle of Twitter slowed to the level of a party gone flat…no bubbly. At first people just thought everyone decided to take a nap, all at the same time. Then there was a mass uprising…but no one can see it, because you can no longer see the @replies of people you don’t follow.
Last week, Twitter added a great new feature called Trending Topics. Little did they know that the #1 Trending Topic would be turned AGAINST them and their recent decision to quiet down the party.
#1 Trending Topic is #fixreplies and here are what some of the people are saying, as they are charging up to the castle to put the stake in Dr. Twitterstein’s heart.
Checking @ev the CEO of Twitter, it would appear that they didn’t notice until #fixreplies hit #1 on the Trending Topics list, as all @ev had so say during all this was “Lunching w/@BertDecker at Yank Sing. It’s been a deem sum week.”
Talk about clueless. Did they think people woudn’t notice that someone turned off the light switch?
Some hearfelt pleas: “Twitter is now hiding messages from people you follow, if it’s a reply to someone you don’t follow. How am I supposed to discover people now? #fixreplies “
Lots and lots of complaints, like this one: “Looks like Twitter will kill itself w/ stupid un-social changes like #fixreplies “
Given the comment above, maybe the post should have said The Day Twitter Committed Suicide.
I’m going to go to sleep and hope I will wake up to find it was all just a bad dream.