Reddit calls itself “The front page of the Internet” but hasn’t updated its UI for ages. It looks stuck in the 1990s BBS days — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Having raised almost $2 billion from several VC sources, including Andreesen Horowitz, they are going to modernize it with a design overhaul. It will probably look a lot more like Facebook. I just hope it doesn’t look too slick. Reddit’s no-nonsense, bare bones UI is part of its charm and lets the site run fast.
Sometime in the next few months,Twitter will no longer count characters for media attachments and “@names” in replies. Also there will no longer be a need for .@ in message beginnings. All your followers will be able to see all your tweets. But URLs and quote tweets will continue to reserve 23 characters.