Twitter has gone ahead and updated their homepage quite a bit, which was quite surprising when I got there the other night and experienced it. Not that a user would ever really spend a great deal of time on the login page (nor could I imagine Twitter would want them to of course), but this new design actually kind of gives you a reason to do so. Which, if you think about it, potentially has the power to also help increase tweets even more by showing people info they may retweet or talk about before they log in. (Hello high activity ‘Fail Whale’)
Design-wise, it’s definitely a big improvement over the static page that was there before, as the newer dynamic version has ‘Trending Topics’ scrolling in real-time, as well as ‘Top Tweets’. It also has information for the daily wave of Twitter newbies (personal and business related) that sign up, in the form of Twitter 101.
All this before you log in is pretty cool, but to tell you the truth, I really don’t care if #JustinBieber is a “Trending Topic” like everyday, all day.