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Twitter tweaks its homepage

Twitter‘s homepage got a new look on Tuesday, March 30, 201o; featuring a scrolling list of “top tweets” designed to attract non-members who can have a look at what they are missing. This is a great step to lure non-tweeters to sign up to twitter.

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Twitter’s new homepage design was mentioned as a test and “work in progress” on their official blog (, where it also mentions about a Twitter banner featuring the website’s top trending topics. Scrolling over those highlighted topics provides information on why a particular word/phrase was popular at that time.

Below that is a feed that looks similar to a Twitter user’s live feed, featuring a constantly changing list of 140-character (or less) messages.

Among the rotating list of featured tweeters on Tuesday afternoon were teen pop star Justin Bieber, evangelical minister Rick Warren, zombie-movie director George Romero and actress Marlee Matlin.

“With the new design, we’re intentionally featuring more dynamic content on the front page, revealing a sample of who’s here, what folks are tweeting about, and the big topics that they’re discussing”, Twitter said in its blog post.

The blog said the top tweets are “algorithmically-selected” but offered no further details.

Twitter’s new main page also features a block of ‘suggested users’ of the micro-blogging site, allowing someone viewing the page to scroll over that user’s photo to see his or her most recent tweet.

“All of our recent changes embrace the notion that Twitter is not just for status updates anymore,” the Twitter blog mentioned. “It’s a network where information is exchanged and consumed at a rapid clip every second of the day.

“With so much being shared, we know that there’s something of value for everyone.”

In January, the site began unveiling changes with the goal of making Twitter experience more personal for users.

It added the Tweet Location option under the options ‘settings’ which allows the users to tweet with their location.




1 Discussion on “Twitter tweaks its homepage”
  • This is a smart tweak by Twitter. Many more plug-ins to come I am sure..Thanks @iridiuminter to bring smart insights when they happen…cheers

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