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How to Get Back Old Twitter for Web with Few Clicks

Go to "Settings and privacy" > "About Twitter" > "Directory"

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To get the old interface, just open Twitter and follow these sequence of commands: Click on "(...) More" in the left-hand menu. Pixabay

A Twitter user and software developer, Zusor, has shared a useful ‘do-it-yourself’ guide to bring back the old Twitter interface with just a few clicks, and has named it ‘GoodTwitter’.

To get the old interface, just open Twitter and follow these sequence of commands: Click on “(…) More” in the left-hand menu. Go to “Settings and privacy” > “About Twitter” > “Directory”. A new Twitter tab will open, click on “Home” and you will find the old user interface, The Next Web has reported.

So far, GoodTwitter has been downloaded by nearly 35,000 Chrome and Firefox users, attracting rave reviews on Reddit.

Twitter recently redesigned the interface for its website version, saying the new look is faster and easier to navigate, but a lot of people are not liking it.

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A Twitter user and software developer, Zusor, has shared a useful ‘do-it-yourself’ guide to bring back the old Twitter interface with just a few clicks, and has named it ‘GoodTwitter’. Pixabay

The new version comes with an expanded Direct Messages section and the ability to let users switch between accounts faster and directly from the side navigation. It comes with new dark themes – Dim and Lights Out.

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As part of the redesign, while the Home, Explore, Notification and Messages options have been shifted to the left of the desktop, the trending section has been moved to the right of the screen. (IANS)

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Twitter Plans to Develop an Open and Decentralized Standard for Social Media

"New technologies have emerged to make a decentralized approach more viable. Blockchain points to a series of decentralized solutions for open and durable hosting, governance, and even monetization. Much work to be done, but the fundamentals are there," Dorsey added

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A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo. VOA

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced that his company was funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media that would help better control abusive and misleading information on its platform.

The goal is to allow Twitter to access and contribute to a much larger corpus of public conversation, “focus our efforts on building open recommendation algorithms which promote healthy conversation, and will force us to be far more innovative than in the past”, Dorsey said in a tweet thread on Wednesday.

The project is called Bluesky and Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal will hire the team for the project.

“There are many challenges to make this work that Twitter would feel right becoming a client of this standard.

“Which is why the work must be done transparently in the open, not owned by any single private corporation, furthering the open & decentralized principles of the internet,” Dorsey said.

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The logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. vOA

Decentralized social networks already exist like Mastodon which is based on an open-source networking protocol called ActivityPub.

Dorsey said the team would not only develop a decentralized standard for social media but also build open community around it, inclusive of companies and organisations, researchers and civil society leaders.

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“This isn’t going to happen overnight. It will take many years to develop a sound, scalable, and usable decentralized standard for social media that paves the path to solving the challenges listed above.

“New technologies have emerged to make a decentralized approach more viable. Blockchain points to a series of decentralized solutions for open and durable hosting, governance, and even monetization. Much work to be done, but the fundamentals are there,” Dorsey added. (IANS)