Does this look like Facebook? Well, it’s not.
Businesses use social media more than ever, in fact it’s nearly impossible to find a company that doesn’t use some platform today. Facebook is known for constantly updating their layout and altering their business model. Twitter has kept its traditional design until now.
Will #hashtags be replaced with tagging?
Twitter’s new design just began April 22 and already is receiving countless negative feedback. The majority of the complaints: it’s becoming Facebook. The most recognizable feature new to Twitter is its header photo. It is stretched wider in comparison to the Facebook cover photo but serves the same purpose.
On the pro side, the profile picture allows for a larger upload size than the original. According to The Telegraph website, photo tagging will be enabled, just like the popular function in Facebook. Rumor is that tagging will take over the world of hashtagging.
Also, “best tweets,” or tweets which had the most activity are automatically made larger than the rest. Moreover, users can filter tweets. For example, consumers can choose which company’s timeline to view with the options: Tweets, Tweets with photos/videos or Tweets and replies.
According to the Twitter blog, users can now pin tweets to the top of the page, “so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.” Inspired by Pinterest maybe?
Is mimicking Facebook’s design really a bad idea, though? If all social media outlets were uniform, it could be easier for companies to promote themselves. More importantly, it would display consistent information for the consumer.
Whether it’s Facebook or Twitter, facing initial negative feedback, the cons are usually outweighed by pros. Eventually.
By: Sarah Stecko
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Last Friday more than 100 children at ICAN – Positive Programs for Youth, were given school supplies collected during the annual Fulton Homes Stuff the Bus program.
“The response to this year’s Stuff the Bus campaign has been phenomenal,” said Fulton Homes CEO Doug Fulton. “People have answered the call and made a positive difference in children’s lives. It’s always a fun and exciting time when we present the kids with the school supplies.”