Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates

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Twitter has just announced a few changes to twitter.com, most notably a revert back to its old font after a brief stint trying out a new one.

At the end of May, Twitter quietly changed the font on Twitter.com from the ubiquitous Helvetica Neue to Gotham. The change resulted in some backlash, as evidenced by many of the replies to this Twitter Support tweet.

Apparently, the experiment didn't pan out, so Twitter is going back to Helvetica for "speed and readability":

Twitter has also given users some new profile colors and added a prominent "tweet to" button on user profiles, making it easier to tweet directly at other users.

While these changes will be met with little to no friction, Twitter is currently facing a mini backlash over its decision to start showing favorites and other activity in users' timelines. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo moved to assuage any concerns by saying that Twitter will only show this 'extra' content when Twitter doesn't have anything better to show.

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