Peter Kafka

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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald