Ready To Try The #NewTwitter?
I often mention 3rd party Twitter tools in my articles or some of my guides, but I think that new Twitter has finally caught on. I’m getting the feeling that they really don’t want us to use these third party tools. No, it seems as if they wanted to give us a better user experience (via their site and not some other guy they have to keep an eye on).
In the new design, you can see @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above your timeline on the left.
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.
It’s also much easier to embed media like photos and videos because they have created partnerships with multimedia sites such as: DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube. Very Smart! Because honestly, I never figured out how to add multimedia to my Twitter posts – so I never bothered. Now it’s real easy.
The new look has a nice easy feel of a slick 3rd party tools without all of that API aggravation.
The only con about the design is that it really blocks out a lot of what you may have had in your background image on the left hand side.. Especially if you’ve customized it with your urls, social media names, and photo. You may have to restructure your background image or you can go ole’ school and use of Twitter’s backgrounds.
Bottom line – Article promotion with Twitter is going to be a breeze, because I’m liking the ease of use and the convenience of #NewTwitter – I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Check it out…
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