Thursday, 16 April 2015

Sneak peek: Twitter's new home page for logged-out users

Sneak peek: Twitter's new home page for logged-out users 
New Delhi: For those who visit Twitter but don't sign up for it, the microblogging site has decided to woo you with its new home page that marks a shift from the earlier simple log in page with a background photo.
Even as we acknowledge the fact that there are 288 million active Twitter users, it is also true that they still form a minority. Twitter sees about 500 million people who visit the site every month without being logged in.
To leverage the scope of turning the logged out users into future members, Twitter has overhauled its home page that will soon see a public roll out.
To leverage the scope of turning the logged out users into future members, Twitter has overhauled its home page that will soon see a public roll out.
As Slate reports, the new home page for Twitter.com will greet users with algorithmically generated streams of tweets as soon as they sign up and a new mobile search page that will display trending topics along with a description.
The home page for the logged out users features columns for popular categories and clickable images with titles like 'pop artists,' 'business news,' and 'cute animals.' It also includes a category called 'tech blogs and reporters'.
Even if a user hasn't logged in the site, clicking on any of the categories or topics will lead to timeline of tweets that aren't based on who you follow, but algorithmically selected by Twitter from a pool of prominent accounts in the given category.
However, if you aren't logged in the site, or signed up for the service, you would not be able to retweet, favourite, or reply to any of the listed tweets.