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Apr 23rd / Wednesday / '14

overall, i’m into twitter’s new profile design but there is one small nagging thing- and twitter isn’t the only site where i’ve seen this implemented.

i’m not sure how i feel about the trend of enlarging certain shorter posts than others of the same post type. (based solely on number of characters) i can see the logic behind it for sure, and it does help to break up an otherwise repetitive layout. my problem though is that it seems to affect the content itself and quite literally gives huge priority to smaller, shorter statements.

when scrolling through a user’s profile, these extra large posts will surely jump out. they are quick to read and they are made larger than any other text on the page (seriously) and i think what bothers me about this is that it gives arbitrary importance and significance to these 1 sentence statements. we are also disrupting the chronological flow of the page.

and while on chronology, the difference between the new ‘pinned tweet’ feature (giving weight to a specific tweet of the user’s choosing) and the enlargement shown in the photo is that one was selecting by the user themself, with intent and purpose, and the other was programmatically determined based on character length.

so, i guess my question is:
is character length an important enough reason to change the way users take in written content?
do the shortest statements truly deserve the largest text on the page?

update: ahh thank you for the replies, i did not realize it was tied to favorites/retweets on twitter. i know on tumblr it is still length-based for viewing within the dashboard (added sshot), but there is a much greater variance of quotation length and much more variety in general within the content. on the flip side, this same weighting does not get applied to text posts, which also vary greatly in length.

at least in twitter’s case, the enlargement adds additional information and is based on something more meaningful than number of characters posted.

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Apr 21st / Monday / '14
new markers! the ones i were using were so very old (3 years~) poor babies couldn’t make a solid line anymore.

new markers! the ones i were using were so very old (3 years~) poor babies couldn’t make a solid line anymore.

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Apr 2nd / Wednesday / '14
thank you healthcare.gov for sending me five (eight as of a moment ago) notifications for two messages. this is getting out of control, the last two were 3 minutes apart.

fix your shit, guys!

thank you healthcare.gov for sending me five (eight as of a moment ago) notifications for two messages. this is getting out of control, the last two were 3 minutes apart.

fix your shit, guys!

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Mar 22nd / Saturday / '14
can’t stop drawing cute things.

can’t stop drawing cute things.

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Mar 22nd / Saturday / '14

i got to try drawing on a surface pro 2 and it is *really* lovely. this is just the default paint program. the default stylus destroys anything that exists for iOS at this time and the palm rejection is perfect. here, have a bonbon

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Mar 20th / Thursday / '14

tinycartridge:

How Animal Crossing’s creepy sheep came to life ⊟

The minds behind Animal Crossing: New Leaf gave a wonderful presentation at the Game Developers Conference about how creating a diverse team — nearly half of the group, led by co-director Aya Kyogoku, were women — helped produce a super successful title with broad appeal. Nintendo has sold over 7.3 million copies, and around 18% of 3DS owners bought the game.

Along with promoting diversity in its team, the group encouraged all of its members to submit their ideas for what to include in New Leaf. That’s why some of the concept images for characters here looks like straight-up DeviantArt uploads. Shout-outs to that corner piece for the sectional sofa, though — that joint changed the game, for real. No shout-outs to Pietro, the terrifying clown sheep. Get out of here, man.

Images via @Gamasutra and @Samuel_IGN

BUY Animal Crossing: New Leaf ($29.99 right now!), upcoming games
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Mar 18th / Tuesday / '14
why does this include forgotten password requests o_o

why does this include forgotten password requests o_o

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Mar 5th / Wednesday / '14
>:D

>:D

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Feb 28th / Friday / '14

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Jan 24th / Friday / '14
  • @R00D00D: this dog makes it so hard to get anything done during the day
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