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Hate Twitter's homepage? It's about to become a whole lot better

If you're anything like us, you're hooked to Twitter every waking hour of the day. We retweet, reply and use hashtags with abandon. Twitter's home. It turns out that's true only for a tiny minority of internet users.

social media Updated: Apr 15, 2015 16:41 IST
Pranav Dixit
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If you're anything like us, you're hooked to Twitter every waking hour of the day. We retweet, reply and use hashtags with abandon. Twitter's home. It turns out that's true only for a tiny minority of internet users.

According to Twitter's own numbers, over 500 million people visit the site each month without being logged in at all. Around 150 million of these come directly to Twitter.com, where all they see currently is a randomly chosen photo picked randomly from the company's 284 million users (Narendra Modi addressing the crowds from the Red Fort, in our case) and a few lines of text. It's hardly inviting.

Well, that's about to change. Slate reports that Twitter is about to roll out a brand new homepage for users who aren't logged into the site. The new homepage will display algorithmically generated tweet streams along with popular cateogories like 'business news', 'cute animals' and 'pop artists'.

For the unaccustomed, Twitter can be a crazy place that's hard to figure out. This change to its homepage, will, hopefully, make new users make sense of Twitter.



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