New Twitter Home Page Focuses on Search

TwitterNewHomePage.jpgThe new Twitter home page, unveiled Tuesday night, looks more like a real-time search engine than a social-networking tool, partially due to Twitter’s acquisition last year of start-up Summarize, which had built a Twitter search engine, The New York TimesBits Blog reports.

The most prominent feature on the new home page is a large search box located under, “See what people are saying about…” Twitter members can only access this new home page after signing out of their accounts.

Twitter appears to be attempting to make itself more accessible to non-members. As reported Tuesday, co-founder Biz Stone told All Things Digital:

You can try it out without having to sign up, so you can get an idea of what Twitter is before you use it. We need to do a better job of explaining ourselves to people who hear about us and then have no idea what do to.