Twitter.com’s Newer and Older buttons at the bottom of the tweet stream are NO MORE!
Just this morning when I refreshed the page, I noticed that they’ve been replaced by the lovely more button:
When you press more, another 20 tweets appear right there on the page.
Much easier to use — scrolling is not bad! That’s a long-dead usability misconception.
Dopplr has been doing this for ages on all of their lists of people. This is the list of people I might know, with a “suggest more people” link at the bottom:
And when I click the link…
20 more people are displayed in place. What I like about Dopplr’s implementation over Twitter’s is the double-line that shows a break between batches of people. It isn’t functional (you can’t roll back to that place), but it does help the eye when scanning a long page and helps you keep your place.
Interestingly, the old page # Twitter URLs still work (for example, this one), but lead you to a page that starts with an old tweet and ends with the More button, with no way to find later tweets. This needs to be rethought a bit. Perhaps a More button at the top that pushes the stream down?
What do you guys think of the new More button? Let me know in the comments.
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