#fixreplies: What Twitter Did to @replies is Stupid

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Top trending topic on Twitter is #fixreplies in response to the “small settings update” that they instituted yesterday afternoon.

We’ve updated the Notices section of Settings to better reflect how folks are using Twitter regarding replies. Based on usage patterns and feedback, we’ve learned most people want to see when someone they follow replies to another person they follow—it’s a good way to stay in the loop. However, receiving one-sided fragments via replies sent to folks you don’t follow in your timeline is undesirable. Today’s update removes this undesirable and confusing option.

The community is speaking and they don’t like it. Marshall summed up nicely why this is a stupid change.

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