Owners of Apple’s iPad device now have a new way to communicate with others via the Twitter social networking service. This week, Twitter announced that it had launched a version of Twitter.com specifically for owners of the iPad. Based on HTML5, the update will be rolled out to all iPad users over the next week. The update allows iPad owners to use the tablet’s touch screen to control some aspects of the iPad specific versions of the site. It also has a two column design which should make navigating the site a much easier experience that the normal one column PC version of Twitter.
Even as iPad users get a new way to use Twitter, general users of the web sitewho have still been using the old version will soon be forced to change. In another message, Twitter revealed that people who were still accessing the web site via the old version will be forced to use the new Twitter later this week. The new version of Twitter has actually been around for nearly a year; Twitter first offered up access to the new design back in September 2010 while still letting people continue to use the old version. If you are one of those who has stubbornly continued to use the old version of the Twitter site, you might want to acquaint yourself with all of the features of the new version at Twitter’s web page.