Twitter for Mac, the official app for people who don’t want the chaotic-wall-of-tweets experience of TweetDeck nor the I-just-started-using-Twitter experience of Twitter.com, hadn’t been updated for years — recently, it would often behave as if broken, had clunky image support and looked terrible on new Mac screens.
It was, however, the best free option for many people who had a specific, pure conception of what Twitter is supposed to be: a reverse-chronological, real-time list of posts from people you follow. It was the purest Twitter experience since Tweetie, the Loren Brichter-designed iPhone app that became Twitter’s official app for a short time before being replaced by something very different.
It’s refreshingly basic:
- Protesters gathered in Chicago Tuesday night after city officials released the video of a white police officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald, a black teenager. ›
- At least 19 people in seven U.S. states have been infected with E. coli in an outbreak officials believe is linked to rotisserie chicken salads sold at Costco. ›
- Adele broke the single-week U.S. album sales record set by NSYNC in 2000. "25" sold at least 2.43 million in about three days. ›