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  • 1. Twitter Redesign
    Overview and Implications
    September 2010
  • 2. The New Twitter: What’s Happening
    Why A Redesign?
    • The majority of current Twittertraffic is on creating a need to enhance and update the user experience
    The Design:
    • “Mobile Feel”
    • 3. Background Size
    New Functionalities:
    • Mini Profiles
    • 4. Content Consumption
    • 5. In-Stream Content Consumption
    • 6. Related Content
    • 8. Floating Status Box
    POV & Implications
    • Exclusive Twitter Media Content
  • Why?
  • 9. The New Twitter: Why a New
    Twitter has claimed that and account for 92% of all access and communication on the social network.
    With 145MM users Tweeting and Retweeting actively on the website, a redesign of the page would only make sense to improve user experience.
    Twitter’s redesign will centralize and maintain engagement on, bringing in impressions for advertisers who are purchasing the various Twitter ad products.
  • 10. The Design
  • 11. The Design: A “Mobile Feel”
    The new Twitter page design has a more “Mobile Feel,” based on the popular Twitter iPad app. The new page design utilizes the full width of the page, providing users with an experience which is very visual and functional.
  • 12. The Design: “Twitter iPad App”
    The popular iPad application allowed Twitter users to consume content and connect with other Twitter users more fluidly with their intuitive touch-screen platform.
  • 13. The Design: “New”
    A “Mobile Feel”
    The new has carried over some of the more intuitive mobile design aspects and increased usability and content consumption of the Twitter user.
  • 14. The Design: Old Design
    The old design separated a lot of the user information, however left enough space for creative background images.
  • 15. The Design: New Design
    The new design streamlines the interface, allowing users to consume and interact with profiles more efficiently. However, the new layout leaves little to no room for creative background imagery.
  • 16. The Design: Background Image
    Since the new design emulates a full-screen mobile experience, essentially the whole page is utilized for the functionalities of As a result the creative backgrounds for Twitter user profiles will have minimal to no exposure.
  • 17. The Design: Old Background Image
    Maximum exposure of Verizon Background
  • 18. The Design: New Background Image
    Minimal exposure of Verizon background
  • 19. New Functionalities
  • 20. The New Twitter: New Functionalities
    • Mini Profiles
    • 21. Content Consumption
    • 22. In-Stream Content Consumption
    • 23. Related Content
    • 25. Floating Status Box
  • New Functionalities: Mini Profiles
    Mini-Profiles allow quick and easy access to Twitter user’s profiles without having to leave the stream. If a user sees a retweet from a friend, by Verizon Wireless, that user can then view the Verizon Wireless profile without leaving their stream. They have access to Verizon’s most recent tweets and the option to follow them, without having to wait for the profile to load.
  • 26. New Functionalities: Mini Profiles
  • 27. New Functionalities: Content Consumption
    Before on for a user to see a picture, video or location information in a Tweet, they would have to leave Twitter to view the content. Now users are able to consume content from sites like Flickr, TwitPic and YouTube without leaving their stream.
    Users are also able to engage and to create conversations around the content simultaneously. Additionally, content receives impressions and views directly from (i.e. YouTube views on, count to the overall YouTube view number).
    Official Twitter Content Partners
  • 28. New Functionalities: In-Stream Content Consumption
  • 29. New Functionalities: Related Content
    Twitter has increased the level of context around tweets, and the relationship of users in its new design by providing users access to more content around a tweet. Twitter users are now able to see who has Retweeted specific tweets, users mentioned in the tweet, relevant hashtags, links and other information pulled in from one tweet.
    All this contextual content around Tweets means—if you are running a campaign with a hashtag, link or other shareable content—it will accrue more interactivity and engagement each time a person clicks on a Tweet.
  • 30. New Functionalities: Related Content
    Original Content
    Retweets by other users
    Users mentioned in this Tweet.
    Users who replied to the Tweet
    More tweets around person mentioned in the Tweet, from other users.
  • 31. New Functionalities: Retweets
    The concept of the Retweet remains the same, however, users now have a clearer indication as to what they are Retweeting to their followers. Retweets are clearly called-out with a green “RT” symbol in the top-left-corner of the Retweeted Tweet—allowing for transparency of where the content came from and what was the Retweet.
  • 32. New Functionalities: Retweets
    Old Design
    New Design
  • 33. New Functionalities: Retweets
    Your Tweets, Retweeted
    User Retweets your tweets.
    The Tweet and the user will be shown under the “Retweets” tab on the main page.
    Click on the tweet that has been Retweeted and it will expand to the right.
    The expanded view will show the most recent Retweeter and the total number of Retweets.
  • 34. New Functionalities: Floating Status Box
    The Floating Status Box allows users to respond to brand’s tweets right from the brand’s profile. This will help users respond more accurately without having to memorize the tweet they were responding to.
    Keeping users on the profile page to Tweet leaves a chance that users will further engage with the brand’s tweets and Twitter content further.
  • 35. The New Twitter:
  • 36. The New Twitter: Implications
    • As a result of the “New Twitter” users are being driven to over 3rd party applications, leading to an increase in ad impressions
    • 37. Increased exposure for brands’ Tweets as a result of contextual relevancy around content, hashtags, links and users.
    • 38. Opportunity for brands to create exclusive Twitter media content with photos and videos
    • 39. Brands no longer have to send users off of Twitter to consume media content.
    • 40. Now all engagement occurs in-stream.
    • 41. Users are able to much more easily discover tweets and users, as a result of mini-profiles.
    • 42. Brands now have minimal creative real estate for branded backgrounds on Twitter pages.