Twitter changed their user-interface and some of their functionality not long ago (in 2012). I wanted to share with you some of the changes I like a lot (or maybe love)! I like the more simple design/layout. So thanks, Twitter. Clean and simple.
Here’s What’s New On Twitter
This appears on the top menu bar and when you click on it you see INTERACTIONS. The Interactions timeline shows you how others have been interacting with you on Twitter.
This shows all interactions including:
- Retweets of your tweets
- Someone favorited your tweet
- Follows you
- Mentions your name
How I use this:
This is a super way to monitor what is being said about your on Twitter! I like the fact that it is all in one spot.
- Acknowledge people who have shared my tweets or mentioned me
- I can chose to follow back people who have followed me
I do find this a bit overwhelming sometimes so I prefer to go to the MENTIONS right under the INTERACTIONS option to thank people for their retweets. Just my personal preference.
Visually appealing, Twitter is using the #Discover page to show top news stories and Trending Topics on Twitter. Stories are personalized for you based on recent popularity and your connections, location, and language.
There is so much information being shared on Twitter and this can be a good place to go to find a digest of top stories relevant to you.
How I use this:
Keep current on trends and news that might be important to me.
You don’t have to read every tweet sent by everyone. You don’t read every single article in the news paper, do you? I have found that creating lists is one of the best ways to filter what is important to me. Each time I follow someone, I categorize them based on what they are talking about.
My belief is that those that don’t really like Twitter aren’t using Tweetdeck (or Hootesuite or the like). Here’s why I LOVE Tweetdeck;
It allows me to better see what people are saying because I can create multiple columns.
I can schedule tweets for the future so I don’t overwhelm followers with too many tweets sent at one time.
I can share content on LinkedIn, Facebook and other platforms without leaving Tweetdeck.
If you want to learn more about the Twitter, their Help Center has great information
Welcome to Twitter (easy to follow help!)
Twitter Profile Help
What do you love about the new Twitter? What do you miss?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.