User Experience FTW! Twitter Loses the Quick Bar

Twitter ditched the Quick Bar it only recently introduced to its iPhone application Thursday, following complaints from users that it seriously marred the app’s user experience. The Quick Bar brought trending topics to a user’s main timeline, and trends might be where the deeper problem lies.

What the Quick Bar Affair Says About Twitter’s Future

A firestorm erupted this weekend over a new Twitter feature known as the “Quick Bar,” designed to show trending topics. The criticisms are a symptom of a larger problem for Twitter: it wants to be a business, and users still see it as a utility.