New Features on Dismiss Apps for Web-Based Functionality

By Lauren Dugan Comment

Twitter is hard at work adding new features to #newTwitter, and they’re forging a path that few social media platforms go down when they’re large enough: web-based functionality. Sure, Facebook and iPods have their own basic functionality, but they’re wide open to third-party apps. Twitter, on the other hand, is showing its cards a bit with its latest slew of partnerships and new media integration.

It’s clear that Twitter wants people to stay on rather than use a third-party platform. The #newTwitter is the beginning of a robust expansion of Twitter’s functionalities, and a lot can be done within that right-hand side panel.

Late yesterday Twitter announced five new partnerships that would expand the multimedia aspect of #newTwitter. As it stands, users can already view videos from YouTube and Flickr, as well as listen to iTunes previews – now there are a slew of new photo, video and music sources that can embed directly within Twitter. The partnerships include:

  • – watch more than 50,000 indie web shows from within Twitter
  • Instagram – view mobile photos
  • Rdio – members of Rdio can hear full-length Tweeted songs, while non-members will hear a 30 second preview
  • SlideShare – view and share slideshow presentations from the right-side panel
  • Dipdive – watch videos, view photos and art from Dipdive’s artist community

Announced on the Twitter blog, these new features certainly nod to Twitter’s desire to encourage users to tweet directly from