The Twitter homepage has already gone through a handful of changes in it's five year life, and this latest one makes an attempt to portray Twitter as a global communication entity. Which I suppose, it is. Twitter co-founder Evan Williams tweeted the following message after the changes went live:
Very happy the team got the new Twitter homepage out the door. Definitely was time for a refresh.
The new page aims to encourage the idea of following topics and interests over people, though some specific users are featured on the page. The new screen lists a number of popular Twitter accounts and appears designed to encourage users to select who they follow based on what they're interested in. Specifically the page features the slogan, "Follow your interests." All this information is presented on a new blue background with a faded world map.
New Twitter Homepage
Old Twitter Homepage