Check out the new Redesign of the Twitter Home Page, it’s pretty cool!
Twitter Home Page
The new focus is on Search. This is a great idea, now you can zoom in on any topic or person you want. Then they even list the top topics, very cool.
Twitter founder Biz Stone comments on the new redesign:
Helping people access Twitter in more relevant and useful ways upon first introduction lowers the barrier to accessing the value Twitter has to offer and presents the service more consistently with how it has evolved.
The he goes on to say:
Twitter began as a rudimentary social tool based on the concept of status messages but together with those who use it every day, the service has taught us what it wants to be. From features invented by users to applications built on the platform, we’re still discovering potential. Twitter has moved from simple social networking into a new kind of communication and a valuable source of timely information. Also, it’s fun.”
Learning By Experience
Defining a “tweet” for the uninitiated and explaining how to create an account doesn’t resonate with everyone. “Why would I want to do that?” is a common reaction. However, demonstrating the power of Twitter as a discovery engine for what is happening right now through our Search and Trends often awakens a sense of wonder which inevitably leads to a much more compelling question, “How do I get involved?”
More Work Ahead
The open and timely exchange of information will have a positive impact on the world and Twitter has a role to play. We have a lot of work to do when it comes to the quality of our search results and trend analysis but repositioning the product to focus more on discovery is an important first step in presenting Twitter to a wider audience of folks around the world who are eager to start engaging with new people, ideas, opinions, events, and sources of information.
We’ll likely continue to make changes to the Twitter home page as we respond to feedback and ideas. We’re eager to see if encouraging a sense of wonder and discovery leads to a better first impression of Twitter.
Twitter has hit Critical Mass, as it has become as common place in our culture today as Kleenex and Coca Cola. Twitter has gone from a “Quirky” knid of social site with the wierd name to a household word around the world, and an accepted way of communication.
You can find out more about how to use Twitter with these cool Free Videos:
Next time check out the New Twitter Home Page!