Twitter revamps a few pages, and Flickr adds Tweeting support

Published Date
01 - Jul - 2009
| Last Updated
01 - Jul - 2009
Twitter revamps a few pages, and Flickr adds Tweeting support

Users of the popular micro-blogging service Twitter will be glad to see a fresh interface for the ‘Followers’ and ‘Following’ pages, which was rolled out on Wednesday.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone announced on the blog that the site has changed the look of the two pages, allowing users to see their friends through an ‘Expanded’ view (displays Twitter handle, location and last update) or a ‘List’ view (displays Twitter handle only).

Also, the ‘Action’ button found on each contact has got increased functionality, with the ability to turn on SMS, unfollow, mention, block, direct message and more.

Meanwhile, photo-sharing site Flickr has acknowledged the growing popularity of Twitter by unveiling the Flickr2Twitter integration, with which users can upload directly to Flickr and Twitter simultaneously, or tweet a photo already on Flickr, using a special short URL.

Set-up is a bit of a pain, as you will have to add Twitter to the ‘Add a blog page’ in your Flickr, authorize it, and then save the address on your mobile or email.

It’s a bit irritating that when messaging, the usual 160 characters also gets cut down to a mere 116 for the Tweet, while the rest is reserved for the URL itself.

Tell us what you think in the comments section: Would you pick Flickr over TwitPic?

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