For some unexplained reason, Twitter removed the hyperlink to names today. The hyperlinks were especially useful when deciding whether or not to add that person as a follower because they linked directly to that person’s profile. I figured it was a problem with Tweetr until I read Dave Winer’s post and realized it was service wide.
I assume a few things will happen very shortly:
- Twitter users will complain until they are forced to bring back back the feature.
- Standalone apps like Tweetr will work around the problem by adding the functionality to their apps
But until that time Twitter user, TDavid, has created a nifty Firefox extension that bring the hyperlinking back to Twitter. I’ve been using it tonight and it works great. You can download it here.
This might work so I don’t even care if Twitter adds it back. I figured someone would write an extension or a Greasemonkey script but had no idea it would happen tonight! Excellent job.