A Look at the Brand New Twitter
An easier, faster and richer experience.
On September 14, Twitter.com launched a redesigned, re-engineered site to give users an easier, friendlier and deeper way to connect with their friends and followers.
For the last 4 years, twitter has been a leader in the social media game with an expanding mega network of over 190 million users tweeting 65 million times a day.
In 140 characters or less, users have been able to share thoughts, stories, media, news and everything in between. That being said, there have definitely been some design flaws, technical issues and a few limitations to say the least– all of which seem to be addressed in the newly designed Twitter 2.0
A few of Twitter’s new features will include:
• New design: The site has a cleaner timeline and a rich details pane that instantly adds more impact to individual Tweets while still maintaining the simplicity of the timeline. And, experience infinite scroll — you no longer have to click “more” to view additional Tweets.
• Media: Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, deviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.
• Related content: When you click a Tweet, the details pane shows additional information related to the author or subject. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: replies, other Tweets by that user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more.
• Mini profiles: Click a username to see a mini profile without navigating from the page, which provides quick access to account information, including bio and recent Tweets.
The latest version of Twitter will come with some much needed improvements to the overall experience. Take a look at Tech Crunch’s blog on the The Best Subtle Things About New Twitter for all the little details and nuances of the latest version.
The following changes began last Tuesday for a select few users. If you haven’t seen any changes yet, you will in the coming few days and weeks.