Twitter seems to be getting more popular every day. The number of people in my “following” list seems to be growing also. Using Twitter had me thinking, how can Twitter be improved?
One of the things I noticed is that when using Twitter, updates are constantly moved down the page. If you happen to follow a multitude of people, you end up with tons of updates running down the page. If you reply to someone, they often times won’t get it, and if they send a reply, there’s a chance you might not get the message. Of course you can private message someone, but then it kind of kills the purpose; you can just email the person instead.
Twitter must be kept simple, so how can you see your friends’ comments on twitter, and not just the multitude of companies and individuals you don’t know as well? You can visit each person’s profile, but that just adds more complexity and time wasted. Why not have a side bar, where you can add preferred friends, and see just their updates, next to the list of all the updates you see? It may make it easier to stay in touch with friends. Of course, I don’t think Twitter would follow this plan, I’m just a humble blogger. Of course, it would give them one up on facebook, who seems to try to imitate Twitter at times. 🙂