If you use Twitter to promote your business get ready for a a change this fall.  Many people like Twitter because its minimalist design and easy of use.  But as the site grows Twitter is looking for was to maintain its lead as a social media powerhouse.  Do you visit the website or just post your Tweets? 

New Twitter

Here’s a video Twitter release to YouTube showing some of the upcoming changes:

What do you think about the planned changes?  Helpful?

Here’s more information on the upcoming changes provided by the folks at Twitter.

New design

You will now find @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above your timeline ““ creating a single, streamlined view on the left of the screen. On the right, you can see the features you’re familiar with, including whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending Topics.

 

View photos, videos, and other media content

Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.

Discover related content

When you click a Tweet, the details pane shows additional information related to the author or subject. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: @replies, other Tweets by that same user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more.

Mini profiles

You can click a @username to see a mini profile without navigating from the page, which provides quick access to account information, including bio and recent Tweets.

 

 

 

Follow @Twitter

Rollout timing

These changes will roll out as a preview over the next several weeks. During the preview, you’ll be able to switch back and forth so you have time to grow accustomed to the way things work. Eventually, everyone will have the updated version of Twitter.com.

So what do you think?  Think Twitter has something good coming down the pipeline or do you think that things should be left alone?  Feel free to contribute and leave a comment below.

Posted Dennis J. Smith with content by Twitter

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