Twitter rolled out a new look and a handful of upgrades Thursday. The changes filtered through Twitter.com, its iOS app, TweetDeck, and other platforms throughout the day. For not the first time, Twitter proved platform updates are a double-edged sword. Sometimes there are legitimately helpful updates, and sometimes the update is ridiculed mercilessly. This might fall into the latter category, judging by the reaction on Twitter.
The platform says the update was conceived with "lots of feedback and ideas from you," but what is likely the most requested updated -- an edit button -- still hasn't arrived. Instead, most Tweeters think the biggest change to the platform is that anything with sharp edges has had its edges rounded out.
It had everyone making jokes about the overhaul.