Twitter tweaked homepage focuses on 'Content and Users'

Twitter is testing a new home page design that introduces new users to a wider view of the site’s functionality by focusing on specific content and users rather than the more nebulous idea of trending keywords and hashtags. The new home page introduces 20 Twitter members under a “See who’s here” banner, and provides three […]

Twitter is testing a new home page design that introduces new users to a wider view of the site’s functionality by focusing on specific content and users rather than the more nebulous idea of trending keywords and hashtags. The new home page introduces 20 Twitter members under a “See who’s here” banner, and provides three “Top tweets” that’re chosen algorithmically and will update automatically every few seconds. Those tweets seem to mirror @toptweets, an official Twitter account. Trending topics now scroll across the page, allowing us to present a large set of trends using little page real estate. Hovering over some of these trends will show a description explaining why the keyword is (or has recently been) popular. “With so much being shared, we know that there's something of value for everyone. People who internalize the value of Twitter understand the power of this simple medium. But it hasn't been easy to make that value transparent or obvious for curious folks coming to Twitter for the first time, notes Twitter blog.

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