Interesting take on Twitter’s UX from people who would know.
By extension, this means URL shortening and attaching pictures should be more functional, which sounds agreeable until you get to the design.
Facebook takes a literal approach to “what are you sharing?” by adding types (e.g. status, link, photo, video, question) which is something we did in the last version of Connect.
Types are great until you aren’t providing one, or people share something without an easy fit.
In other words, by offering to do more for the user, you also offer to do more when you’re not doing enough, which leads to madness and messy design.
On the other hand, Twitter’s sparse UX can be confusing, but is flexible enough to support hacks that become new UX.
Anyway, interesting food for thought. Eat and comment.