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Twitter Will Look Different in Some Way, Someday

The Twitter world is still trying to figure out how to interpret investor Fred Wilson’s “inflection point” blog post about the service’s future. But here’s a less controversial piece of news: Twitter may be getting a new look.

Doug Bowman, Twitter’s creative director, has posted a small screenshot of what he says “may be a significant redesign.”


Okay! So. When are we doing to see the rest of it? Why will we care? Bowman won’t say. “Not final yet. What we can show without giving away the farm,” he writes.

In the absence of other information, there’s no choice but to speculate wildly about what Bowman is up to. So this may help: Check out the designer’s portfolio, which includes overhauls of Google’s (GOOG) Blogger and Calendar services, as well as Wired News. Enjoy.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus