The internet is a abuzz or rather tweeting all over about the announcement of the “New Twitter.”
So what exactly is the new Twitter? Here’s their blurb:
Twitter is the best way to discover what’s new in your world. From football to film to philanthropy, people are using Twitter to discover what’s new about what they find interesting.
Twitter has always been about getting a lot in a little. The constraint of 140 characters drives conciseness and lets you quickly discover and share what’s happening. Yet, we’ve learned something since starting Twitter—life doesn’t always fit into 140 characters or less.
Introducing a new, re-engineered Twitter.com that provides an easier, faster, and richer experience.
On the site, you’ll see the familiar timeline, yet underneath each Tweet is a handful of information, deeper context and even embedded media. Simply click on an individual Tweet and a details pane slides out on the right and reveals this content.
It’s Twitter with more media and more interactivity features. Just like what Plurk has been for the past two years. LOL! But still in that cutesy linear Twitter timeline.
Twitter stills enjoys better popularity than Plurk, I think coz of the celebrities, news organizations, and companies with “official accounts” on Twitter. And I am not complaining.
But let’s give credit where credit is due, Plurk has had these features since 2008. I don’t see much innovation from Twitter. Yet.
Twitter will be rolling out the “New Twitter” in the coming weeks. We’ll see and judge by then. Maybe they do have something new.
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