Twitter search is here? Well for some...
When logging into the Search Cowboys Twitter account I noticed a change in the look and feel of the page that wasn't there before and is not there on my personal account: twitter search is there!
Several weeks ago users noticed that the Twitter logo had gone smaller, this was the first indication of Twitter search being integrated on the Twitter pages.
Next to the search box there is a "Trends" tab. This tab shows the top ten most trending topics at the moment.
Another new feature is the "Featured user". When sent to the result page of a search the right column has changed. On top is the "Featured User", a so it seems randomly picked user who gets attention. Below that the ten most trending topics are placed.
Finally there is the 'nifty queries', a top list of queries, probably not the most searched for, but als randomly picked.
The new features all are clearly intended to keep users on the website. Could the next step be ads?
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12 June 2013 / 13 June 2013