Is Twitter Becoming More Like Google?
Are The New Twitter Changes Making Twitter More Like Google?
You may have heard about the new changes yesterday over at Twitter. Twitter itself tweeted about it and at first I was worried, why change something that works great?
Search is simpler with autocomplete, results from only people you follow and more blog.twitter.com/2012/07/simple…
— Twitter (@twitter) July 6, 2012
After reading about it this morning I like it! You can now search for someone by their real name and their Twitter username will show up. Nice feaure! Some people have complicated usernames and I can never find them. Now it will be easy. Sorry for those that don’t want to be found.
Spelling – Have trouble spelling? No worries now! They will auto correct your spelling. Now that’s more like Google. But what will happen to those younger folks that never learned to spell? Will they ever need to spell correctly now? This new feature is also available on iPhone and Android phones.
Search Results from those you follow – You can choose to see result on topics by those you follow instead of everyone in your stream. A nice way to engage with your peers on any given topic. You can still choose to get search results from All or Top if you still want to; I like that they still kept those features too.
Do you want suggestion when you are searching for something? Twitter now offers Related Suggestions for you. This one sounds more like Google too. They will provide relevant topics to your search that are happening now on Twitter.
Do you like to have Search Autocomplete? Sometimes I do not like this feature on any search engine if I am searching for a specific word or term. This will now be available on Twitter too. This means before you finish tying a word Twitter will complete it for you. How will the younger generation ever learn to spell with all these added features?
So after researching the changes and playing with it over on Twitter I really like what they have done -
How about you?