New Search Features: Twitter Quietly Adds Top News and Top People

  • Twitter quietly added new features to its interface recently, designed to help users easily search relevant content.
  • “Twitter’s website now includes a featured ‘Top News’ section at the top of search results to showcase relevant recent news articles about a certain topic,” reports GigaOM. “The site also has a new ‘Top People’ window that similarly showcases Twitter users that correspond with search queries.”
  • Twitter is quietly testing the new features on some of its users.
  • “It’s a nice move for Twitter, which has been working to position itself as a place for people to consume all kinds of news,” suggests the post. “Twitter has established itself as a great platform for crowdsourced information and citizen journalism, but these new features should help to make the site equally useful for finding stuff from traditional content producers such as news organizations.”