The New Twitter: What this means for your Background Image

The New Twitter launched last week and will continue it’s slow roll out to every account over the next couple weeks. The sleek design is more similar to TweetDeck and Hootsuite without the control for cross-platform posting. There is significantly much less background space available and must be accounted for personal bio’s and links. Little space is available @MBMinc and my screen resolution is 1440 x 900 pixels. The Mini-profiles and new media integration slides out without leaving the comfort of one’s homepage. I now see this as stressing the importance of your bio and website link vs a customized background image.

New design

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.

View photos, videos, and other media content

Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.

Discover 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.

Mini profiles

You can click a @username to see a mini profile without navigating from the page, which provides quick access to account information, including bio and recent Tweets.

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