Twitter tweaks site to give users more info
New feature highlights relevant favorites, retweets and new followers
Computerworld - Twitter is shaking things up again.
Just a couple of days after Twitter got rid of its old interface, the microblogging site unveiled a partially redesigned version of its website. Two new features, which were rolled out Wednesday, are intended to help users find what they're most interested in on the site.
The change comes on the heels of Twitter doing away with its old interface, which had been online along with a new interface that was introduced early last fall. So after just two days, the new Twitter (#NewTwitter) quickly became the old Twitter with yet another redesign taking over.
According to a Twitter blog post, the changes are being rolled out, although the company did not specify how soon all of its users would have them. As of late Wednesday, they were not fully rolled out, and there has been no indication that an old version of the site will remain online along with the updated interface.
The redesign is focused on two new features.
"The first new feature offers a simple way to see what's happening on Twitter in relation to you," the company said in the blog post. "You can now see when someone favorites or retweets one of your Tweets. You can also learn which Tweets are most interesting and inspiring to the people you follow."
Users now can click on the new tab with their @username to see which of their tweets are favorites, along with which of their tweets have been retweeted and if any tweets have been directed right to them. The new tab also will show users who their new followers are.
The second feature, dubbed the Activity Tab, shows users the latest favorites, retweet and follows from the people they follow on Twitter.
"It's easier than ever to explore Twitter, connect with people and discover what's happening around the world," the company said.
Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld. Follow Sharon on Twitter at @sgaudin or subscribe to Sharon's RSS feed . Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about Web Apps in Computerworld's Web Apps Topic Center.
- 15 Non-Certified IT Skills Growing in Demand
- How 19 Tech Titans Target Healthcare
- Twitter Suffering From Growing Pains (and Facebook Comparisons)
- Agile Comes to Data Integration
- Slideshow: 7 security mistakes people make with their mobile device
- iOS vs. Android: Which is more secure?
- 11 sure signs you've been hacked
- Face Time Anytime Real-time communications facilitates team collaboration from nearly anywhere in the world. With facts and figures you can use to justify an investment
- Riverbed Stingray Application Firewall: Securing Cloud Applications with a Distributed Web Application Firewall Responsibility over IT security is moving away from the network and IT infrastructure and to the application and software architecture itself. IT organizations...
- Now is the time to implement a video conference solution Video conferencing is getting a lot of buzz lately due to the recent cost decrease, making it tangible for many law firms. It's...
- Video drives engagement Achieving maximum results means building a solid platform and network infrastructure. As digital age unfolds, it's clear that the ability to communicate effectively...
- Mobile Apps and Devices Slash Customer Cycle Time Consolidated Engineering Laboratories' field employees used to collect data on triplicate forms that were sometimes hard to read and difficult to manage. After...
- Cloud Knowledge Vault Learn how your organization can benefit from the scalability, flexibility, and performance that the cloud offers through the short videos and other resources... All Web Apps White Papers | Webcasts