Did you know the micro-blogging site Twitter was originally named twttr? Well, I for one didn’t know that as I began using the social media when it was called Twitter, but it seems we will never forget that name going forward.
The social network has launched a new prototype app dubbed twttr that it will be using to test beta features. The company first debuted about this app at the recent CES conference.
twittr will be an experimental testing space when Twitter will be trying out new ideas outside the already existing public network.
The features herein will be tried out by beta users, developers will fine tune it, and when satisfied. It will be moved to the stable channel; the publicly available Twitter platform.
Some of the initial features to be tried out on twttr include format for tweet replies, whereby the conversations will have a more rounded chat-like shape for easy identification by followers.
The conversational view will hide away the engagements, and sharing options among other tweet details. That will be done in a bid to make it easier for followers to keep up with long threads; …read more
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