New Twitter features ‘like’ Facebook

Imitation is the sincerest form of copyright infringement, so the saying doesn’t go.

If true, Twitter must really like Facebook.

Twitter's rolling out new features to make it more user-friendly.

Twitter's rolling out new features to make it more user-friendly.

The 140-characters or less social media messaging system is rolling out many new features, including a new “profile” page that many, including Mashable.com, say emulate Facebook.

Twitter has a nice video showing off the changes, but I can boil it all down for you in one sentence. You can now view your friend’s pictures, videos and links without leaving your personalized page.

Twitter’s marketing tagline: “A faster, simpler way to stay close to everything you care about.”

Facebook, of course, has been doing this for years, and that’s why it’s possible to spend hours there clicking on things that make your friends ROFL, or at least LOL.

A new Twitter feature dubbed ‘Discover’ “lets you tap into a stream of useful and entertaining information, customized just for you,” according to Twitter, but some are already lamenting its lameness.

Unlike Facebook, the new Twitter does not archive photos or other media, which may be a good thing in this privacy-challenged era.

But for those looking to profess their love of Justin Bieber, Christmas tunes and steampunk to the world quickly, the new Twitter may be just the ticket.

2 comments Add your comment

michelle louise stewart

December 8th, 2011
3:21 pm

I would love to have the new twitter because ai lot of people are saying there is a new twitter so that is why i am signing up for it
because love being on it

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December 8th, 2011
7:54 pm

Dear average Joes,

I don’t care what you have to say in 140 characters or less.