New Twitter interface not working for agencies using Internet Explorer 7 or 8?

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.
@NoelDickover
NoelDickover
@ Is 'this' a problem, or is being an IE-only organization a problem? #Confucius
@shloky
Shlok Vaidya
@ The real question is do we want to take head on the immovable object or do we want to keep tweeting
@NoelDickover
NoelDickover
@ 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!
@NoelDickover
NoelDickover
Giving a big shoutout of thanks to @ and @ for all the hard work on the USG #twitter interface issue. Staying tuned for more info
@NoelDickover
NoelDickover
@ fixing that would be a 2011 dream-come true.
@mkerollens
Marissa K.E. Rollens
@ Sounds like you've made a new USG slogan for #Twitter in 2011: "Twitter: Making USG workers dreams come true!" @ @
@NoelDickover
NoelDickover
@ @ We're doing our best! Hope to have news soon.
@KatieS
Katie Jacobs Stanton
@ Thanks, Noel! But @ is the one doing the hard work to make us all look good! cc @
@AdamS
Adam Sharp
Thanks @ for everything! RT @ @ Thanks, Noel! But @ is the one doing the hard work to make us all look good! cc @
@NoelDickover
NoelDickover









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.
@AdamS
Adam Sharp
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  • http://www.surrey.ca Steve Kish

    Hi there,

    Caught your blog post and twitter updates while searching for a solution today. Have you heard any updates on resolving the new twitter site with IE7 and IE8?