Twitter has been to the beauty shop and had a makeover for their homepage.
Of course you have to log out of Twitter in order to see this page – otherwise you just get your Home or profile version.
As you can see on the new page they have really tweaked it to be about searching the Twitter Timeline. If you look just below the rather large and prominent search box you will find trending topics but now instead of just listing the current trends of the moment it shows the trending topics for the past day and the past week.
Personally I am keen on the blue colors – but that has always been my favorite color. I wonder when they will translate this makeover to the rest of the site?
I really like @Biz’s explanation of how the service has evolved in the announcement about this makeover:
Twitter began as a rudimentary social tool based on the concept of status messages but together with those who use it every day, the service has taught us what it wants to be. From features invented by users to applications built on the platform, we’re still discovering potential. Twitter has moved from simple social networking into a new kind of communication and a valuable source of timely information. Also, it’s fun.
How right you are!