Twitter Says "Tweet" Don’t "Update"
By on March 9th, 2010

has been making several transitions to their web interface recently, few of them have been changes to things people have always been familiar with. Quite sometime back they change the Catch line of Twitter from "What are you doing?" to "What’s happening?", and now a similar change has been rolled out where the "Update" button has been replaced with a "Tweet" button.

Twitter Tweet Button

The change though subtle, shows a huge change in the mentality of how people see Twitter as. The "What’s Happening" change conferred upon users that Twitter was not just about what people are doing, and had changed to what is happening to them and around the world. The recent disasters in Haiti and Chile were good examples on how people were talking about "What’s Happening" around them.

The new "Tweet" button also signifies a change where people are not updating their status but are tweeting about different things. Definitely a good change. What do you think?

Thanks @J3rwin

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  • http://www.techylabs.com Rishabh

    What's the big deal? Will changing the text of a button change the mentality of people? I don't think so. Might be, twitter team had nothing better to do with the UI

    • http://keithdsouza.com Keith Dsouza

      @Rishab – No, the button will not change the mentality of people, I said that people have started to look at twitter in a different perspective than what it originally was.

      • http://www.techylabs.com Rishabh

        Yep. That might have been the case, but twitter quickly reverted back to what it was :P

  • http://dtechwiz.blogspot.com Karthik Prabhu

    Yeah Keith.. I completely agree with you.. People use Twitter to send links, promote their stuffs, pics and lot more.. So people use Twitter not only to update their status but also to do other things.. So, this move by twitter to change it's button from "update" to "tweet" is really nice.. :)

 
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