Twitter just updated the way it displays conversations on its timeline. By adding a blue line between tweets, the company aims to make following replies easier, while making the whole experience feel more like an actual conversation.
The new look is now up on Twitter.com and the mobile apps. Interestingly enough, the blue line list is ordered from oldest to newest, instead of the other way around. Twitter used to work by listing things from newest to oldest, so it's a reversal from the way things used to be. Confusing? Yeah, a little. It's as if someone restacked the paragraphs of a book page from bottom to top, and had you read that way.
As you can imagine, people had mixed reactions to the new look:
Emailing my publisher to change the last line of the book to say: In 2013, Twitter ruined Twitter by making it look like Connect the Dots.— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) August 29, 2013
For god's sake, stop replying to tweets— Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) August 29, 2013
Either way, this is how things are going to stay for a while. Check out the video above to learn how the new blue line system works. Then voice your frustrations in a tweet.