The big Twitter redesign at the end of last year seemed to mean that the company was ditching power users to get more mainstream. The web site and the mobile apps added “Connect” and “Discover” pages to help new users find interesting people and topics. But the unified new interface buried direct messages and other features that long-time users had grown to rely on.
However, Twitter has not forgotten about its devoted base of hardcore users. You know, the types who like to do things like DM, or make custom lists of 0ther users to track. It’s working on “next generation” mobile apps under the Tweetdeck brand.