Realtime search bar coming to Twitter
The future face of Twitter has been presented to investors at a presentation in San Francisco and that face looks to include a Twitter realtime search bar right at the top of the screen.
I said before – in fact, I think it was just yesterday; yes it was – about the potential of Twitter as a new and more powerful source of search provided there’s the infrastructure to support it and this presentation is certainly a step in that direction.
This was one of the slides as picked up by louisgray.com and, if you come with me over the jump, I’ll tell you about a few more of the interesting changes on the menu for the Twitter of next Tuesday.
You’ll also notice, at the top, there appears to be the rather Facebook-like Matching Users section which will suggest you people to follow based upon your search enquiry. Below that appears to be a sponsored, paid for, Featured User section and lower still, on the side bar, a couple of columns of popular topics of the moment and other interesting queries that may have been made.
All in all, it’s a very interesting and positive step for Twitter. It’ll not only make the service much more obviously useful but also but it’ll scare the bejesus out of Google.
(via tech radar)