Sliding back into Mastodon for a bit. Got hit with New Twitter and seriously thought my browser was loading a mobile site. I know there's usually uproar around UI revamps, but honestly what were they thinking?
Either Twitter doesn't understand how people use it, or with mass adoption that use has changed for the majority of users.
I think it would be great to have text-focused tweets with minimal images in chronological feeds. And I guess that's why I fired up Mastodon again :)
I feel like CG effects and animation has opened up an unfortunate pandora's box. When the sky is the limit, it stifle's a unique kind of innovation. It keeps people from being scrappy and inventive and encourages just throwing "more" at eyeballs. You want a 100' tall Christmas tree with giant hand-made ornaments? You got it! You want a three-tiered city connected with toboggan runs? You got it! You want giant expanding shoes to walk from roof to roof? You got it!
Incredible. The Insomniac Games social manager deserves a medal for these responses. https://twitter.com/9_volt_/status/1035155663142445056?s=21
It's weird to me that BuzzFeed keeps trying to make such a push into journalism. I've seen some shockingly good articles and reports come from BuzzFeed News, but at the end of the day they're still attached to BuzzFeed. That seems like quite an uphill battle when your main site is pushing "Tell Us Which Kardashian You Like and We'll Tell You What Sandwhich You'll Eat for Lunch."
Designer from PDX. Currently working at a museum and waiting for the rain to return.