Mike Davidson, the founding CEO of Newsvine and a former art director at ESPN.com, has joined Twitter as its new VP of design.
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Fittingly, Davidson announced the news in a tweet on Monday night, but in the process he unintentionally revealed something about himself that might not please his new employers: Davidson apparently doesn't like to use Twitter's mobile app.
Davidson's tweet about joining Twitter was actually posted from Echofon, a third-party application, rather than from Twitter's official app, an irony first pointed out on Twitter by Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac.
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We went through dozens of Davidson's tweets posted in the past few weeks and of those that were posted from a mobile device, only one came from Twitter's app -- the rest were all tweeted with Echofon.
To be fair, Davidson only just joined Twitter so perhaps he hasn't received the memo yet that he should 0nly tweet using its official app. He also happens to be in pretty good company in the tech world for not using the product that his company promotes. For example, some Googlers have been reluctant to use the company's social network, Google+.
However, considering that he has presumably been hired for his good taste in design, it doesn't reflect well on the design quality of Twitter's app. This also comes at a time when Twitter is starting to crack down on third-party applications like Echofon. If Davidson is any indication, it looks like even some of Twitter's employees might not like this move.
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