Monday, October 25, 2010

Database hickups

We have experienced database performance problems, yet we hope they’ve been solved now. We apologize for this.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

New features: real names and line breaks

  • A user’s real name is now shown beside the user name, provided it’s available, to get a better description of the user. This is shown on the Timeline, Users and landing pages.
  • There’s now a line break between the user’s name and the text message in Timeline, making it easier to distinguish between the two.

Hints: Navigation on the Timeline page

In an update entry:
  • Clicking on the user icon takes you to a Timeline page showing only that user’s contributions, and now also including the user’s information.
  • Clicking on the picture or the message text (“Musical Smurfs”) takes you to this update’s landing page.
  • Clicking on the user name (“andersborgme”) takes you to this user’s Twitter page.
This is not 100% obvious, but makes navigation very flexible. We’ll try to make this more obvious in the future.

Get to know the user

Added user information to the Timeline page if a user name was entered in the “user” field. This will also be shown if the user hasn’t sent any updates yet.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Like button, whether you like it or not

We added a Facebook Like button and also centered the like/sharing section for better layout balance.

If you Like a landing page, that specific page’s link will be liked, not the site as a whole, which provides more granularity.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Enhancements: Less is more, and more

Yes, often it’s better to show less than too much. Changes made today in this vein:

  • On landing pages now only Latest is shown instead of Latest by <user>. It’s pretty obvious who the user is anyway from what’s written at the top.
  • The message filtering has been improved, so that you shouldn’t see irrelevant pre/post carrier information in the subject or message body anymore. At least most such information should be removed now, but it’s not a strict science.

Now also text-only messages pop up in the Latest, as some users often send text-only messages.

We also re-introduced the (in?)famous How it works and Examples of uses videos on the About page for the heck of it. They provide some pointers to how to use Twitizer, so it probably doesn’t hurt.