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From Essential Characters To Mixed Media Madness: The Devolution Of Twitter

Matt Buchanan of Buzzfeed chronicles Twitter’s evolution from a microblog of 140 characters to embedded pictures, music, expanding news snippets, and a Facebookian social feed. While he has come to accept the new Twitter, and isn’t overly critical of the changes, he questions the company’s direction.

Where users and third party developers helped shape early key functions (hashtags, retweets, direct messages), Buchanan views the new Twitter as less open to outside engineers and more domineering towards the user experience.

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