Twitter to bring out new homepage next week

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Twitter is set to bring out a new homepage for new users, hoping to get more users to use the service and remove the "lameness” of the design, according to Kara Swisher at All Things D.

The new page, confirmed by co-founder Biz Stone talking to Siwsher, will include a search box, information on trends and more specific information on the service.

The previous incarnation, the current one, had the “what, why, how” covered (albeit in separate pages), while having a link to watch the video, and several quotes on user satisfaction, and a way to sign onto the service – or claim your username after signing up via your mobile device.

The search feature will now allow people to search what others are tweeting about, without going to the bottom navigation to find the Search link, which uses search technology from Summize before being bought by Twitter.

“We have to turn a lot of awareness into engagement. Our front page is not reflective of that right now,” Stone told Swisher. “We want it to show us as a place where people can discover what is going on in real time and much more.”

This will be Twitter’s first homepage change since launching in 2005.