It appears that in addition to breaking background images (as I wrote about earlier) the “new Twitter” interface may not be working at all for some agencies which rely on Internet Explorer versions 7 or 8.
The State Department’s Noel Dickover tweeted about the issue a couple of days ago, and a quick Google search for “new Twitter problem IE8” turns up some related discussions. It appears that Twitter VP (and former State Department employee) Katie Stanton and Twitter’s new government liaison Adam Sharp are working with their technical teams to attempt to get the issue resolved.
Re: the new #twitter interface - is there anyone at a Federal Agency who "can" use this in IE 7 or 8? For IE-only Agencies, this is a prob.
@ Is 'this' a problem, or is being an IE-only organization a problem? #Confucius
@ The real question is do we want to take head on the immovable object or do we want to keep tweeting
@ So far I'm up to 7 Agencies who can't use the new #Twitter interface on IE 7/8 and no "yes" answers. #FDCC is working!
Giving a big shoutout of thanks to @ and @ for all the hard work on the USG #twitter interface issue. Staying tuned for more info
@ fixing that would be a 2011 dream-come true.
@ Sounds like you've made a new USG slogan for #Twitter in 2011: "Twitter: Making USG workers dreams come true!" @ @
@ @ We're doing our best! Hope to have news soon.
@ Thanks, Noel! But @ is the one doing the hard work to make us all look good! cc @
Thanks @ for everything! RT @ @ Thanks, Noel! But @ is the one doing the hard work to make us all look good! cc @
UPDATE 1/3/11 – According to Twitter’s Adam Sharp, a fix is expected to deploy this week:
@ we've had reports from a few gov users, yes, and believe we have identified the cause and a fix. Expect to deploy it next week.