Twitter Announces Site Overhaul, New Interface

Photo taken from the Technologizer live blog of the event

In case you were living and breathing and sleeping under a rock, Twitter made a big announcement this afternoon from its west coast offices. The microblogging service has announced a new Twitter.com. The new site will feature a new user interface with a much bigger sidebar that will take up half of the screen real estate on your monitor (or, if you prefer, your mobile device). The right pane will also have mini profiles of users with their recent tweets. Twitter calls it a, “richer, faster experience”

The new Twitter will also have embedded video, keyboard shortcuts, and threaded conversations. Essentially, the new site looks exactly like the official Twitter app for the iPad, or some of the other iPad, iPhone and desktop apps available. But this is a good thing, because we’re big fans of the third-party Twitter apps, and it only seems like Twitter has taken a hint from them and implemented what their users would really like to see on the site. And, hey, it’ll make relaying our experiences in 140 characters or less a little nicer.

The launch of the new Twitter site will happen today for a sub-set of users, with an incremental roll out for the rest of us. Stay tuned to their officlal blog for more, and check out the new twitter site for details.


Follow this article’s author, Florence Ion, on the new Twitter.

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