Good Night Twitter

Choose the Twitter Dark Side

Here's something cool I recently stumbled upon!  Just like I really enjoy the dark or reverse version of the Kindle App - there's a Night mode version for Twitter! It turns the screen a dark blue with reverse type. Both on the mobile version and the desktop.

So easy on the eyes!
So conservative for your batteries!
So good for the environment!

OK, so these days only one of those things above are actually true, and it's a personal choice.  Yeah, apparently - you don't really need Blackle anymore - though it still looks fab to me! I really just find the lighter text on a dark background restful and relaxing to read. Thus, my blog has always had a darker background.  Back in the day with CRT monitors some said it did help with headaches, eye fatigue, and saving on energy. Today, with LCD screens and different technologies this might not still be the same. (You can Google it, and there are reports on both camps) - I'm not here to debate that - I just like it!

How to Turn on Twitter App Night Mode

To turn on the mobile version:
  • tap on the home button then 
  • tap on your Twitter profile icon.  
  • On the bottom left is a little crescent moon, tap that and Voila! 

Everything is lovely & relaxingly dark! 

Here's how it looks! 

Get Your Own Twitter QR Code!

Another cool feature here is a free QR Code for your Twitter account.  Yes, I LOVE me a QR Code! 
Just tap on that QR Code icon on the right and you'll get a QR Code - it comes up in random colors.

Keep tapping the QR code get different colors - I've seen orange, pink, blue, green -- I love the blue so I stopped there and took a screenshot of it. You can also tap and hold and Save Photo, Tweet it, or Share it! lovely! Below you'll find some QR Code posts, lessons, & school ideas! 

Got Desk?

Now...for the Desktop version (Which I do LOVE to use, don't hate) I just never got used the other Twitter clients like TweetDeck. Though I do know they're powerful and helpful in many ways - especially during live Twitter chats or conferences. They're great for following more than one hashtag at a time. I get it. But it's not as pretty - and I'm deeply shallow.....graphically speaking.  

To turn on, again, click on he home button, click on your profile picture at the top right menu, then choose Night mode at the bottom - Boom! Say Good night, Gracie! (Wow, that's really before my time but yet somehow in my memory) 

Well, I hope you like that! Am I the last one to discover this?  It was released in September. That's a busy month for everyone! 

Here's a related Tweet from one of my fabulous Twitter PLN friends! 

Got Threads?

Also new but not activated (for me yet)....THREADS! 

Twitter officially launches 'threads,' a new feature for easily posting

Do you have it yet? Do you think we need it now that we have more characters? 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Now it's YOUR turn! Do you like the reverse type? The dark mode of Kindle or mobile apps? Do you find them easier to read, restful, and comforting or do you hate it? Sound off in the comments! Thank you friends!

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QR Code Resources:

QR Code Posts:  

QR Code Quest: a Library Scavenger Hunt

QR Code Quest Scavenger Hunt- Part Deux!

Pokemon Go QR Code Library Scavenger Hunt

QR Code Scanning for Parents

10 Things to do with QR Codes On Back to School Night

Related Resources:  

Twitter's night mode gives your eyes a break on the desktop - Engadget

Fact or Fiction?: Black Is Better than White for Energy-Efficient Screens

What is the Blackle Search Engine and Does Blackle Really Help

Burns and Allen - Classic Scenes #9 - "Say Goodnight, 


"Lamb Chops is an 8-minute American comedy Vitaphone short subject released in October 1929, which depicts a vaudeville performance by Burns & Allen of the comedy routine "Lambchops" written by Al Boasberg." - Wikipedia

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  1. Thank you for sharing this Gwyneth! After complaining about eye strains and migraines, my 15 y/o son showed me this tip about 6 wks ago and IT'S BEEN A LIFE-SAVER! I wish I could get it on my iPhone, but for now I've adjusted my Apple settings to make the screen warmer: Settings | Display & Brightness | Color Temperature to "More Warm." Then I lower the brightness of the screen and it's less strain for my eyes too!

    1. Thank you so much, Jean for your comment! I love following you on Twitter - You're my favorite @awakenlibrarian ! Thank you also for sharing a side of the DARK mode that I never thought about! I hope you don't mind, I embedded your Tweet above - You rock!


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