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Twitter UI FAIL

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We all know that Twitter aren’t staffed by the world’s sharpest programmers. But one would have hoped they would at least get their UI right. Which they blatantly don’t. For months I’ve been seeing two mysterious numbers in profiles. One labelled following_me, the other labelled followers_me.

Twitter site with odd labels

I guess it will have to remain a mystery what those numbers mean. And if I were ambitious I’d do the few clicks now to check whether this is due to blatant fuckwittedness or simply because they’re into completely half assed localisations which they don’t even bother to test over at Twitter (cf 2 Minuten ago from web). Yawn.

October 15, 2008, 8:58

Tagged as fail, twitter, web.


Comment by Carl: User icon

The Japanese localization is also crap. If you visit someone else’s page, it says “Following you” and “your followers.” Huh? How did someone else get my followers? Also, instead of finding a good Japanese word for following, they just transliterate the English into katakana. Very crappy.

October 19, 2008, 9:15

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