We’ve got the social media scoop involving Twitter…
And there are some HUGE ch-ch-changes a’ coming!
At the Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange conference in Denver on Monday, Head of News at Twitter Vivian Schiller revealed some very interesting thoughts on the future of the popular site!
While addressing the crowd, she called at-replies and hashtags “arcane” and hinted that the website might soon move them into the background of the service!
The disappearing act of things that make Twitter…TWITTER?!
We’re just as nervous about this as we were during last night’s spring finale of Pretty Little Liars – and that was some seriously edge of your seat shizzz!
Tech predictors believe that in lieu of certain changes, the at-replies will be replaced by users formal name instead of their handle a la Facebook – in hopes of creating “higher quality interactions” instead of relying on shorthand!
But what will happen to the beloved hashtag?!
No word on its #dismal future, but the site’s foundational feature is a 140-character limit – and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon!
All users are totally down with changing times, but this might be too much for us to handle!
Get it? Twitter pun. Ha!
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