When you build a new product you want to make sure that you can “shortcut” your users to the information they need without having them make full commitments to the click… as they say.
Simple roll overs and pop-ups (ewww…) can work effectively when designed appropriately.
What’s nice, at least for now, is that we’re able to take a lot of best practices of design and user experience from apps like Twitter and borrow heavily from them as we roll out our Alpha.
Long-term, you can expect a massive overhaul of the design as we want to create an altogether unique interface that matches our users to the very industry that they love.
We’ll get there shortly… but, we first have to take baby steps.