Twitter’s Ev Williams Says Redesign Only a Start

What’s next from Twitter? As the social network’s popularity grows, the company is struggling to balance the needs of developers and the urgency it feels to implement improvements as soon as possible, even if that means effectively cutting off some opportunities for outside developers.

During a wide-ranging, onstage interview at this week’s Web 2.0 Summit, Twitter cofounder Ev Williams discussed some of the areas he thinks Twitter has to improve in, noting he thinks Twitter has a lot of work to do before it can be considered a great platform. He also revealed the three things every new Twitter employee is told. has the details.

One of the key challenges Twitter faces as it works to figure out how best to improve the popular site, is balancing a desire to support developers with the temptation of implementing new services itself.

In a blunt exchange during an onstage appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit late Wednesday, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams said the company has been in a transition phase the past few months that included the release of new features and a redesign of the website he called the New Twitter.

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