New Twitter home page means search is king

Tonight, Twitter changed their public page – the one you see before you log in – to focus on something completely different:

New Twitter Home Page

New Twitter Home Page

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?

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  • Thanks for the heads up. Heard it was coming, but did not know when.

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  • Ads- as soon as they can get the contracts signed!

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  • Seems to me twitter has a UI problem. When you are logged into the twitter web site, you do get the search page. It looks like the only way to get to the search page is to log out first. That’s not good UI and it’s a terrible user experience.

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