Preamble : KISS – Keep it simple, stupid
Twitter Preamble : Twitter is simple, when I’m logged in I just see my friends notices, really simple: I CAN FOLLOW MY FRIENDS (that’s the point).
Problem : Avoid information overload
In identi.ca this is not possible (am I wrong?), I can see :
• my notices at http://identi.ca/USERNAME
• my notices AND my friend notices AND my groups notices at http://identi.ca/USERNAME/all (titles “You and friends”, not true). Too much information for me. What I miss is a place where I can see just the notices of mine and my friends.
When I am logged in identi.ca I can see a tab called “Friends” pointing to http://identi.ca/USERNAME/friends where I see my notices and the notices of my friends. This is still consistent with the other URLs.
The solution is simple, consistent and IMHO it is a HUGE usability (and productivity) improvement. Oh and a good thing for our heads of course