Twitter Reverses on Reply Tweak After Backlash
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The popular microblogging site has now said it is implementing changes to bring back the "serendipity" of discovering what the people you follow are saying to the people you don't, which it so egregiously snatched away Tuesday night.
Here's how Twitter's Biz Stone explained the initial change in the company blog:
So that meant that messages sent by someone you know to someone you don't wouldn't show up in your feed anymore.
The outrage was swift and severe. A day later, the meme "#fixreplies remains at the top of Twitter's trending topics list. Farther down is "#Twitterfail. Both are packed with tweets from users obeying the call to "Retweet this if you disagree w/ twitter's decision to hide replies to people you don't follow." So is the topic, "Twitter's," which sits at No. 2 on the list...