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Twitter Tweetstorm Redesign

I love Twitter. It's connected me to so many creative people - it's given me incredible feedback on my work, started real-life friendships, connected me with clients, and given me fresh perspectives.

I want Twitter to last, and with so much recent news and opinions about their future, I wanted to contribute on small, simple idea on how they could better package a trend on their network to be easier to read, create, and understand for new and seasoned users alike.

I had an idea for a better way to tweetstorm, so naturally, I tweeted it. A picture is worth a thousand words, so a video prototype must be worth like a million, right?

The Idea

The Idea

Twitter Tweetstorm Redesign

My idea for a better way to organize, display and create tweetstorms on Twitter. The first time a user creates a tweet that is greater than 140 characters, a tooltip pops up in a new Tweetstorm icon to explain that long tweets can now be turned into tweetstorms automatically.

Tapping that creates a subject field, where a user can title their tweetstorm if they so choose.

Feature Overview

Feature Overview

I don't love the UI of the "drop boundary" messaging. I'll come back to this soon and rethink that part.

*Note: after the first tooltip, the tweetstorm icon briefly lights up each time a user types more than 140 characters to remind them how to create a tweetstorm

The Response

The Response

Casey Newton, famed Silicon Valley tech comedian/writer for The Verge, Farhad Manjoo, tech columnist for The New York Times, and freelancer extraordinaire Dann Petty retweeted it and it went pretty crazy! Just promise you won't treat me different now that i'm a...TWITTER CELEBRITY

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