Twitter employee teases users with "nifty" new features
It's a perfect storm of offering information and building excitement without actually revealing too much about what we can expect. Al3x, you tease!If you had some of the nifty site features that we Twitter employees have, you might not want to use a desktop client. (You will soon.)
TechCrunch speculates that Alex might be talking about baked-in geotagging, and cites third-party Twitter web client Brizzly as an example of a featureset that Twitter could duplicate. The advantage of bringing things like filtering, location-based search, and more powerful follower-management tools to Twitter natively is that they won't have to deal with the delays or API rate limits that third-party devs face.
Do I think that popular desktop clients will suddenly become obsolete? Definitely not. Will Twitter's web experience get a lot better? Heck yes, unless they try to crowd too many features into it. I'm looking forward to seeing what Alex's mystery features entail.