Apparently Twitter has switched its web interface from the Helvetica Neue font to Gotham Narrow SSm. Honestly, I barely have any idea what that sentence means, but that is what people who seem to know what they’re talking about were saying yesterday. And judging by the current consternation on Twitter, the change has now gone live for everyone.
Also, if I squint at the different fonts on Twitter’s “brand assets” page, Gotham Narrow does seem to be the one that’s now live?
Anyway, some users are already — well, freaking out is maybe a strong word for it, but let’s say they’re concerned.
every senior level person at twitter has quit so now the interns are fucking with the fonts pic.twitter.com/4pqhkgKVpR
— matt (@mattbuchanan) May 30, 2014
— Tim Carmody (@tcarmody) May 30, 2014
Also, it looks like users who hadn’t upgraded to the new profiles are being switched over today, including Twitter co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey. (We actually asked Dorsey a few weeks ago why he hadn’t switched over, but he never got back to us.) (Look, it was a Saturday and there wasn’t much going on.)
We’ve sent Twitter a semi-embarrassed email asking for more details about the “news” and will update if we hear back.