Twitter is in the midst of rolling out it’s new, all-encompassing interface, and I’ve been able to take a look at it in ‘preview’ mode.
My verdict: quite nice, but it won’t replace desktop twitter apps for me, just yet. Tweetdeck and Seesmic Desktop both offer greater functionality than the new Twitter interface.
Though I’ve not delved into every nook and cranny of the new Twitter look, the one shortfall that immediately came apparent was the way content is presented. I like the multi-pane look of Tweetdeck, and really enjoy being able to scan-at-a-glance all the content coming in through various filtered streams.
The Twitter web interface just doesn’t offer that. If you’re interested in more of what the new Twitter interface has to offer, read on to the bottom; I’ve inserted the ‘official’ video there for your review
Moving to mobile, Twitter certainly has raised the bar on the iPad app — it blows everything else I’ve used on the iPad out of the water!
For me, the coolest feature is the integrated web view of any website or photo links embedded in tweets. Someone spent some time thinking about how people will want to use Twitter on the iPad. Essential.
But that’s just me. If you’ve got access to the new Twitter interface, what do you think? And how ‘bout mobile? Are you a TweetDeck-everywhere type of user, or do you mix and match? Let us know what and why in the comments!
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