Twitter did a major overhaul of their website and the microblogging site is now turning into a content factory.
The notable features are
– Better placement of @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists.
You will now find @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above your timeline – creating a single, streamlined view on the left of the screen. On the right, you can see the features you’re familiar with, including whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending Topics.
– Rich Media Content
Now you can view embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter.
– Related content
When you click a Tweet, the details pane shows additional information related to the author or subject. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: @replies, other Tweets by that same user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more. [more]
So what’s Twitter turning into? Apart from usability improvements, the new design is a step towards turning Twitter into media consumption content portal which has a social layer beneath it.