On Sept. 14, Twitter announced its most ambitious site redesign to date. The rapidly growing "information network" is introducing "a new, re-engineered Twitter.com that provides an easier, faster and richer experience."
The update will roll out to users gradually over the next several weeks and include such features as:
- New design: A rich details page that promises a cleaner timeline. "Infinite scroll" means you no longer will need to click "more" to view additional Tweets.
- Media: Twitter is partnering with numerous large players in Internet media such as Flickr, YouTube, Vimoe, Ustream, and TwitPic (to name just a few) to embed and integrate photos and video directly on Twitter.
- Related content: Click a Tweet, and a related content panel will show additional information on the author or subject.
- Mini profiles: Click on a user name and you’ll be presented with on-page access to the user’s bio and related Tweets.
Here is a video that Twitter released highlighting some of the changes. Less than 24 hours after the video was published, it had been viewed almost 400,000 times …