Twitter announces new website design and features

New Twitter.com

Today at Twitter's official headquarters, the company best known for revolutionizing social networking has hatched something new. Expected to roll out over the next few weeks, according to TechCrunch, will be a completely redesigned and revamped Twitter.com. Borrowing ideas from their official iPad app, Twitter will still have two columns, except one will be for the actual stream of tweets, while the other provides other content, such as embedded pictures, videos, and streams.

According to Engadget, sixteen media providers have jumped onto the Twitter bandwagon in order to seamlessly merge their content into the world's Twitter streams. These companies include "YouTube, Vimeo, Ustream, and all popular picture services."

Those attending the Twitter announcement will be getting their accounts updated today. The roll out to the rest of Twitter's 160 million users will happen incrementally. However, Twitter states that they're not standing firm on the "few weeks" timeframe, as mentioned above. It was noted that the new website is a complete re-design and has been rebuilt from the ground up in order to make things more responsive and feature rich. Twitter's goal is to remove friction and to allow its users to get the most out of their service, in the least amount of time. No new Twitter apps for mobile devices were announced to go with the new site.

To learn more, visit the official "Meet the new Twitter.com" website. Below is the official preview video:

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Waiting for the "OMG you changed the twitter, I don't like it! put the old one back!" petitions to start up.

Makes the new iPad app less jarring of an experience now. I personally love the iPad app for Twitter, and a similar approach on the web is most welcomed!

I'm not sure if the new design will bring me away from my desktop twitter client, but I will check it out once it hits my region. (Hasn't hit yet).

I'm hoping this new design implements a useful way for us to see replies/mentions. I don't like having to use a 3rd-party client.

That's a nice design! Always bit worried when someone redesigns something, mostly those turn worse than before but that looks good.

Looks great. I'm giving a free e-seminar on Twitter for local businesses next week, hopefully I'll get this in time to show them some of the new features.

Gyeeah, they're really pushing that ugly Ren and Stimpy style bird logo now, why did they ever change it from the old cute one?

JamesWeb said,
Gyeeah, they're really pushing that ugly Ren and Stimpy style bird logo now, why did they ever change it from the old cute one?

Hey, ren and stimpy are awesome. how dare you?!

JamesWeb said,
Gyeeah, they're really pushing that ugly Ren and Stimpy style bird logo now, why did they ever change it from the old cute one?

Ren and Stimpy was the ish. Happy,Happy,Joy,Joy!

JamesWeb said,
Gyeeah, they're really pushing that ugly Ren and Stimpy style bird logo now, why did they ever change it from the old cute one?

Some bird had it trademarked and sued them for using his likeness.