Twitter Uses Tuesday to Test Tweaks

Tuesday was apparently experimentation day for Twitter, as TechCrunch noted two different tweaks to that appeared and then disappeared: The substitution of “Tweet” for “Update” and the integration of geolocation into

Several readers pointed out the Tweet for Update switch to TechCrunch, but shortly after its post, Update had returned to the Twitter homepage, where it still resided at the time of this post.

As for geolocation, TechCrunch offered screen shots of tweets with a small location place marker, which brought up a Google map showing the location of the tweet when the user hovered over it. This feature, too, was live at the time of TechCrunch’s post but has since been deactivated.