Twitter Updates Homepage Design

If you haven’t been to Twitter’s homepage today, you are missing out on its new fancy-pants design.

Yesterday, Twitter announced on its blog that the microblogging platform began rolling out the new homepage design to¬†help people better “explore the value of Twitter without an account.”

Twitter’s Creative Director Doug Bowman wrote:

“With the new design, we’re intentionally featuring more dynamic content on the front page, revealing a sample of who’s here, what folks are tweeting about, and the big topics that they’re discussing.”

I like most of the changes Twitter made to the homepage: the scrolling Trending Topics, the See who’s here section, and the addition of a search box so non-users and non-logged-in-users can search Twitter without having to go to search.twitter.com. I also like how Twitter added the Using Twitter for a business? box with a link to its Twitter 101 information.

One aspect I don’t like is the repetitive Top tweets section. After watching the feed of these tweets for a few minutes, I noticed many of the tweets were the same ones over and over again. Twitter’s blog states the top tweets are “algoithmically-selected.” I just wish that content was more fresh.

What’s your opinion of the new Twitter homepage? Do you like it, or prefer the old one?