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New Twitter Design Follows the Golden Ratio

I knew there was a reason I like the new Twitter. The design is very pleasing, and so much more usable that the old feed-only view. Being able to pull up profiles, other feeds, etc. in the right-hand area, as well as the suggestions from the system as to who I should follow, etc. – is very useful.

Image representing Twitter as depicted in Crun...

Image via CrunchBase

The red line diagram superimposed over the new Twitter layout above represents the Golden Ratio – described at length in this Mashable article New Twitter Design Based on the Golden Ratio – an “irrational” mathematical constant found in everything from art to architecture.

Whatever the ratio, I like it! The new functionality of Twitter reminds me of the immediacy and feeling of Facebook, before they started making changes to the Wall news feed. I rarely if ever visited the actual Twitter.com, preferring to use either Seesmic or TweetDeck for accessing Twitter. Not so anymore.

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