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Twitter Launches Redesigned Site

 9:52 am on Sep 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Twitter Launches Redesigned Site [blog.twitter.com]
On the site, you’ll see the familiar timeline, yet underneath each Tweet is a handful of information, deeper context and even embedded media. Simply click on an individual Tweet and a details pane slides out on the right and reveals this content.

You can find out more about the enhancements on this information page. Here are some highlights:

•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.
These changes will roll out as a preview over the next several weeks starting with a very small percentage of registered accounts tonight.

[edited by: engine at 1:35 pm (utc) on Sep 15, 2010]



 12:18 pm on Sep 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Twitter shines in all its apps.. I don't know anyone that uses the web interface. Guess this makes it somewhat usable finally but not really a groudn breaking announcement.


 12:47 am on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

I don't know anyone that uses the web interface.

The apps don't even come close to the volume of people that use the web interface.

78% of unique users are all on twitter.com, 15% are mobile and the best that the best of the apps can manage is 3% (still a lot of users, but not the mainstream):-



 7:12 am on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

In 2 years of using Twitter, I have signed up for exactly two third party services: TwitDiff and MrTweet. Both have more or less gone the way of the dinosaur. Conclusion: 3rd party = unreliable.

The web interface started getting progressively worse when they introduced the Ajax interface. Adding gimmicks only serves to add more clutter (I absolutely despise the popup that displays when you hover over someone's tag).

Not sure why I'd even bother, but I might give Hootsuite a whirl soon.

Maybe someone who cares can give a run down of what's out there? What's your killer app Byron, and why?


 10:00 am on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

I don't know anyone who uses anything other than the web inteface for twitter.

The worst thing with it by far is how you can't tweet from your own twitter page, you have to click "home" first - how f***** stupid is that?

I really hope they've fixed this because it's one of the most retarded things on the Internet.


 2:19 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Every "Tweep" i know that users twitter more than once does so entirely on their phone or through tweetdeck, hootsuite or some 3rd party suite.

Only recently do i see "via the web" starting to recover for popular people.


 5:57 am on Sep 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

It looks cool but when it will come out officially?


 6:01 am on Sep 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

It's gradually rolling out even now. Some of my friends get it and I don't. ;(

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