Twitter replaces @Mentions with @Username, “Activity”

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Twitter announced a change yesterday that will increase its social graph by replacing the @Mentions user tab with @Username (username is of course your Twitter name) with “Activity”, which will provide an extra layer of social activity to tweets and for the micro-blogging website.



Twitter gets more social

The Username stream will continue to show @replies, but it will also show instances when a tweet you made was favorited, was retweeted, or when someone adds you to a list or follows you.  The Activity stream will show all of this information as it relates to people you follow, which means you can see when someone you follow has followed somebody new or retweeted a tweet.


Both the Username stream and Activity stream flow through in real time and users can retweet, reply, and follow from within these streams


Twitter’s new two tiered activity stream is similar to Instagrams, which focuses on activities on the service that are not related to sharing pictures in the mainstream.


Twitter’s change is an improvement because it will make the environment feel more alive while the main stream continues as a basic reverse chronological stream.


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Author: David John Walker

Dave has a B.A. in Mathematics, loves writing and reading about the latest developments in technology and social media, and has been working as a freelance writer for five years.

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