New Twitter Launches, Helps Multimedia Marketers

Kipp Bodnar
Kipp Bodnar


Published: users will soon be using a new interface. Yesterday, the company announced that a new design for will roll out to users over the next couple of weeks. As you can see from the screenshots and video below, besides design changes, the major improvement to the new Twitter interface is the integration of images and videos in streams.

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Check out this video of the new

Twitter is partnering with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube to display content from these services directly on

While many other subtle changes have been mentioned about the new, from watching the video Twitter produced, it is clear that the service is growing up and that these changes set the foundation for future plans to generate revenue and increase engagement for users and marketers.

Marketing Takeaway

Twitter just became a little more like Facebook and other social networks with the incorporation of multimedia into user streams. However, Twitter is still a different type of network and users interact with each in different ways. Twitter is about discovering new people and information. By adding multimedia into the new design, reinforces the need for marketers to become content creators. These changes demonstrate that text isn’t the only method for telling a story online.

As a marketer using Twitter and other social media sites to interact with customers, it will be important to create interesting multimedia content and distribute it via services, like those the Twitter media partners listed above, to ensure that content is easily consumed on Twitter and other social networks .

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Topics: Twitter Updates

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