Based in toronto, ontario, Dan is an award winning creative director
with 20 years of direct and digital experience. He's brought his expertise to brands across all segments And his love of espresso has fueled him through it all.

Don't take Twitter too seriously

There's a nice example of button labeling on Twitter that shows how having a bit of fun with language can actually increase usability.

When you try to block someone on Twitter, instead of a simple Yes/No confirmation screen, the user is presented with this:

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Typically, users have been trained to quickly click through confirmation messages without reading them. (Case in point, this is my second post on this subject as I accidentally deleted the original). By changing up the language, the user is given pause to consider their actions. The use of fun language to convey the message changes a functional step into a pleasant experience.

The subtle use of all caps in the first button also does a good job of conveying the permanence of the action while the sentence case on the second button reflects the mood behind it.

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