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Twitter’s New ‘Activity Tab’ for a Comprehensive Home Page Experience

December 3rd, 2011

Twitter’s new Activity and @USERNAME streams have replaced the @Mentions and Retweets streams.

Your new followers, along with your tweets that tweeple have marked as their Favorites are also mentioned as stories, aong with follows, favorites, and retweets by people you are following.

The interface change means that this information, which you received in emails or by clicking on a tweet to view more information about it, is all on the home page.

Thus, you can see how interconnected the people you’re following are.

However, the feature has been fluctuating for users like Napster founder Sean Parker (@sparker), leading to rumors that it could simply be a feature in testing. While the change makes your Twitter homepage a virtual comprehensive dashboard, the feature is inconvenient for users popular on Twitter; their tweets are RT’d often, and a regular flow of new followers may clutter up the @replies they want to sort through for meaningful responses.

The most exciting feature is the real-time access to new connections from people Following you, changing the way posts are viewed – even people you aren’t on your stream could be commenting on a topic.

Recently, Twitter enabled photo sharing and a more personalized interface, and also launched Twitter Stories, a hashtag to give prominence to any time a single Tweet brought about great change, or someone used Twitter in an interesting way. Twitter is curating these profiles and stories. (Technology, MensXP.com)

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