Written by:2010/11/15 10:24 AM
Twitter seems to be getting better and better. With all the great functionality many clients have, the Twitter home page was starting to look oh so last century. But now they have updated their design, and added some great new functionality.
Twitter wants their home page to be your home page. A place where everything happens, a place where you can get the latest news, reviews and who's who.
Twitter has re-engineered Twitter.com to produce a richer, faster and easier Twitter experience. Previously only available to a select few on preview, but now I believe we all can share in this rich experience.
New design - The new design has a cleaner timeline and a rich meaningful details pane, where all sorts of great information can be seen about the tweet, the twitter and all related information.
View embedded media - Now you can view videos, pictures and other embeded media right in the details pane by just the click of a tweeted timeline. You can now view media from the likes of DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.
A wealth of related content - When you click a Tweet, the details pane is filled with additional information related to the author or subject. You can see @replies, other Tweets by that same user, perhaps a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and many more related and relevant information.
Mini profiles - Click on a username to view a mini profile in the details pane. Get quick access to recent account information including recent tweets, number of followers, number of following, even the amount of lists the user is listed on. You can also perform various function right in the details pane, like view re-tweets by the users, follow, report and block the user, as well as send DM's.
So how will you use Twitter today? Let me know what you think of the new changes to Twitter. Do you like it, are you indifferent? Will you make use of it?
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