Tonight, Twitter changed their public page – the one you see before you log in – to focus on something completely different:
Now the home page revolves around search by saying, “See what people are saying about…”, offering a big prominent search box, and showing the trending topics at the bottom of the page.
This is the culmination of Twitter’s purchase of Summize, a Twitter search engine. Just one year ago, Twitter didn’t even have a search engine of its own, and now search has proven to be so important that it’s the first thing you see when you go to Twitter.com.
When you want to find out knowledge on the internet, now there are two places to go: go to Google (or Bing or whatever) when you want long-term knowledge, and to Twitter when you want current events. Innnnteresting.
Any bets on how long it’ll be before ads turn up on the search result pages?