OK, Twitter, have you become the Department of Motor Vehicles? I’m still waiting for the new look you promised me. So are lots of people still using the current version of your microblogging software.
I checked my notes from last week, and I see that New Twitter was released almost a week ago, on Sept. 14. You made a big deal of the announcement, including variations of 9/14 in the video touting the changes.
I see more teasing on the page announcing the changes: twitter.com/newtwitter.
I hesitate to call the changes improvements, as several people who do have the new-look site seem to be disappointed.
Here’s what some users are saying:
#newtwitter #reallymeans old twitter with new bugs.
The #newtwitter is the same twitter new bugs.
Collossal #fail w/ #newtwitter: can’t reply to multiple ppl by clicking reply button in tweets. Must copy/paste. Also hating pop-up box.
I do not believe #newtwitter is real.
What’s the deal, Twitter? Are your techies scrambling to fix the bugs before releasing the new version the rest of the Twitterverse?
Here’s a tweet from the service’s official voice:
We’ll be rolling out your #newtwitter over the course of a few weeks, so hold tight if you don’t see any changes quite yet.
Even folks queued-up for a new driver’s license or car registration have gotten their goods by now.
If you’re getting impatient, like many of us who are still waiting, I suggest you follow @Twitter.