First, the last update was a vast improvement. There was a glitch in the system last week and for a short time I was reverted back to the old. Arghh! I guess they must have been testing the coming changes.
The upcoming change will now show you:
• who you recently followed
• who followed you
• Trending Topics
Video and photo viewing are coming.
But they’ve worked it out with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube and you can see photos and videos directly inside Twitter. No leaving the page. Easy for Moms. And brands can now show their wares off in a much more compelling way.
But that’s not all…
• Mini-profiles of the Twitter user without leaving the page
• Related content based on the tweet like geotagging, @replies or additional tweets by the user
Moms are going to love this. And just think of how this is going to increase engagement with all that content right on a single page. Twitter’s growth is sure to shoot up with these new features.
Look at the numbers from this recent Twitter blog post.
• 3 years, 2 months and 1 day. The time it took from the first Tweet to the billionth Tweet.
• 1 week. The time it now takes for users to send a billion Tweets.
• 50 million. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, one year ago.
• 140 million. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, in the last month.
• 177 million. Tweets sent on March 11, 2011.
• 456. Tweets per second (TPS) when Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 (a record at that time).
• 6,939. Current TPS record, set 4 seconds after midnight in Japan on New Year’s Day.
• 572,000. Number of new accounts created on March 12, 2011.
• 460,000. Average number of new accounts per day over the last month.
• 182%. Increase in number of mobile users over the past year.