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Old Version of Twitter to Be Eliminated “Very, Very Soon”

Published by pratyushkp on June 24th, 2011 - in Social, Technology
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Nine months after the launch of New Twitter, the social media company is letting users know that the old version of Twitter will be completely eliminated “very, very soon.”

The old version of Twitter always asked users to switch to the new version of Twitter, but today the message was changed, and it’s more urgent. “You will automatically be upgraded to New Twitter very, very soon,” the top of Old Twitter now reads. The color of the top bar has also been changed to yellow as an alert to users.

Twitter Will Now Send You An Email If A Follower Retweets Or Favorites Your Tweets

Published by pratyushkp on May 24th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Twitter just sent out a Tweet notifying users that starting today, the startup is “rolling out an email notification that lets you know if someone you follow retweets or favorites one of your Tweets.”

Users currently receive email notifications when they receive a new followers and when they are sent direct messages. Emails notifying you of retweets and favorites, while convenient, seems like it could cause an email overload for some power users.

Of course, it is an interesting feature considering that Twitter is looking to make its platform more powerful for users, as it faces competition from other clients. What do you think—will retweet notifications be useful or will you find it to be spammy?

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Twitter revamps Home Page again

Published by pratyushkp on April 20th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Brings new slick look and strikingly similar to Facebook

Earlier this month, popular micro-blogging social network -Twitter tried to makes it new slick homepage live. Due to some unexpected server issues, the new homepage got reverted to the previous one. But the new home page of Twitter was visible to select users only. Today the new Twitter Home Page/Sign-in Page was made live to all users.
Home Page refresh seems to be a yearly cycle for Twitter because the social network revamped its home page last year in March. Ever since the implementation of new Twitter Home Page took place, elements of service started its disappearing act one by one. While fixing those temporarily absent features like Trends, Lists, etc., new Home Page finally went live for all users. With the New Twitter and now a new Home Page, Twitter is slowly making User Interface changes. Several users loved the new neat looking homepage and that includes me too.
However, several users feel that it looks like Facebook login page but that won t cause any lawsuit between Twitter and Facebook. In any case, Twitter is more focused now on offering relevant search results in real-time than anything else. Do let me know your thoughts whether you like the new home page with good reasons for your opinion.

New Twitter Home Page

New Twitter Home Page

Old Twitter Home Page

Old Twitter Home Page

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Twitter Unveils Promoted Accounts

Published by pratyushkp on October 7th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

Now users to get suggestions to follow accounts of companies promoting their products through twitter.

Twitter has unveiled a new innovative advertising strategy that promises additional revenue for the social networking site. The concept will involve new ad product suggested to users as part of the “Who to Follow” feature.

The “Promoted Accounts” will recommend accounts to users they might want to follow, based on their Twitter network. Once a company decides to promote its account, then, the site will automatically analyze the company’s current list of followers, and determine which other handles they tend to follow. If a user’s list seems compatible, he or she will see a ‘Promoted Account’ pop up in the ‘Suggestions for You’ list.

Twitter illustrated the way it works by the following example, If you follow a lot of gaming-related accounts, but don’t follow the promoted Xbox account, Twitter will automatically suggest that you do so.

In addition to this, Twitter has also announced that it will make Promoted Tweets and Promoted Trends available through third party apps and services. The new feature is in its testing phase so it has been rolled out to a few users only.

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