Whoever thought and said that search is not the game of twitter needs to look at the new twitter homepage. Do go and have a look if you haven’t already.
The homepage has had a major overhauling; and for the non-logged-in user, and for people coming to the site for the first time, are presented with a search box. It also lists out the hot topics as of this instant, day and week.
The twitter blog post states
Helping people access Twitter in more relevant and useful ways upon first introduction lowers the barrier to accessing the value Twitter has to offer and presents the service more consistently with how it has evolved.
And quite rightly so. What’s your take?