Late October 2013 Twitter added a feature that automatically expands tweets that contains images or video. Remember that Twitter will (supposedly) makes its initial public offering this week. It's with no doubt a way to introduce ads or promoted tweet images and video to their users and future share holders.
This said, as Twitter user, I find it to remove a lot of information from my timeline when having tweets text replaced by any media content. With the following, we easily can understand that we can have two tweets where one image stands up in place.
|Before November 2013||Since the update|
On a whole page, containing near than 20-30 tweets it removes most of the informations when having a lot of images in it. I prefer Twitter to share text, links and opinions than images. If I wanted to share images I would use Facebook instead.
Also some find this quite annoying. I so have developed a tiny extension that simply hides auto-expanded images from the Twitter timeline while still allowing to expand tweets by your own.
I made the project open-source and pushed it on Github under the Twean name.
Yesterday Geoffrey Dorne published an article on the extension and mobile apps. If it has some more success and some want a Firefox extension, I can decide to develop one too.