Twitter kills #dickbar in iPhone app

Twitter creates an uproar last month when it introduces QuickBar into its iPhone app. It is a brown color bar that flashes the trending topics. The first release is irritating as it constantly flashes over tweets you’re reading, many view it as a mean of Twitter forcing advertisement via its promoted tweets. And it is labeled the #dickbar, courtesy of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. An update later removes the overlap and move the #dickbar to the top of tweet stream.

Twitter has released an update to Twitter iPhone client that removes the #dickbar.

“Rather than continue to make changes to the QuickBar as it exists, we removed the bar from the update appearing in the App Store today. We believe there are still significant benefits to increasing awareness of what’s happening outside the home timeline. Evidence of the incredibly high usage metrics for the QuickBar support this. For now, we’re going back to the drawing board to explore the best possible experience for in-app notification and discovery.”

Via Twitter blog