Perhaps a sign of the Twitter IPO’s subtle effects on the company’s future direction, Twitter has updated its Twitter.com homepage, tweaking the visual design and welcome text that people see when first encountering the service, reports AllThingsD.
The new landing page is more practical rather than aesthetically driven. Take a look at the changes, below.
Twitter has put photos front and center in its update to embedded tweets.
Tweets that contain photos now have a “bigger and bold visual focus on the media” when you embed them, a boon for bloggers and publishers.
Yesterday afternoon, Twitter introduced a new program called #CreativeFavorites, honoring “great creative work done by advertising agencies on Twitter.”
Moving forward, the Twitter Advertising team will start regularly featuring innovative campaigns, along with the creative agency teams behind them, on the Twitter Advertising blog.
Much like the Twitter feature we told you about in February, prompting users to “welcome back” tweeps who left and then returned to Twitter, we have another user prompt to share with you: Reconnect.
You probably haven’t seen it, and who knows if you ever will (more on that below), but it’s fun to find out about things before they (potentially) hit mainstream isn’t it?
You’ll remember, once upon a time, tweets were top dog in Google search. And then that relationship dissolved in a sea of vagueness and although you’ll see tweets come up in Google searches today, they’re noticeably appearing after the more Google-y bits of information (like news stories and such, capable of being +1′d on Google+). This is, of course, just as the Twitter Oracle predicted.
But enough about Google, we’re talking Yahoo here. And Yahoo is busy cozying up with Twitter, much to (we imagine) someone at Google’s chagrin who must be thinking, “Maybe Yahoo isn’t as irrelevant as we thought!”
As you’re scrolling through tweets on your phone, do you ever wonder if hashtags like #ILoveYouBut are trending in other parts of the world or if you just live in weird little microcosm?
Thanks to Twitter’s latest iOS and Android app updates, you can confirm or deny this fear with a few screen taps. Though you may not be glad you did.
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