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Twitter to Launch Revamped Homepage

In an interview with Kara Swisher, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone reveals that the microblogging sensation is set to unveil a new homepage next week. Stone says the current page is confusing to those who've been made aware of Twitter by the massive media coverage the site has received over the last year. The new homepage will consist of a search box, information on Twitter trends, and specific information for newbies about how they can use Twitter.

"We need to do a better job of explaining ourselves to people who hear about us and then have no idea what do to," Stone says. "We have to turn a lot of awareness into engagement. Our front page is not reflective of that right now." He adds that the new homepage will emphasize that Twitter is "a place where people can discover what is going on in real-time and much more."

Swisher notes that, currently, there is no central Twitter hub, and users mostly interact with their own pages. She says the site could eventually use a more programmed homepage that features popular subjects, tweets and more.



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