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Twitter responds to @reply uproar, announces changes

After about a day with "#fixreplies" as a trending topic, Twitter has responded to the very vocal crowd of users who disliked their new @reply settings. Things aren't exactly getting changed back, but there will be a temporary fix, and then an improved version of the old @reply options on the way. Here's what Twitter had to say about it: First, we're making a change such that any updates...

Twitter changes @reply settings again, users protest

When the Twitter team was first figuring out how people liked to use the site's public reply feature, it introduced a set of three options for seeing @replies: you could either see replies to and from people you follow, from people you follow to anyone else (regardless of following), or no @replies at all. It was a decent system, and it gave people a choice about how much noise they wanted...

Twitter Replies rebranded as "Mentions"

Twitter has made a change to the way users can track when they are mentioned by other Twitterers. The Replies page is no longer, and instead has been replaced by Mentions. To be more accurate, the Replies page has been changed into a Mentions page, though the URL twitter.com/replies remains the same. What does this mean? In the sidebar of your Twitter page, rather than the word Replies, you'll...

Twitterfriends gives you the stats on your Twitter network

With all the uproar about third-party Twitter app security and authorization, I thought it would be nice to talk about a Twitter site that works without logging in. Twitterfriends generates statistics about your conversations on Twitter: what percentage of your posts are @replies? What percentage are links? Who do you talk to the most? Twitterfriends can tell you all of this. It also provides a...