Posted February 19, 2009 9:41 am by with 7 comments

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It’s been more than four months since Twitter co-founder Biz Stone revealed new features that would soon come to the micro-blogging service. Today we learn that Twitter is ready to start–or "commencing to begin" as one of my in-laws likes to say–adding "search" front and center on a users’ homepage.

…we’ve placed Search and Trends into the signed-in home pages of a limited set of accounts to get a better sense of how it works for folks before we release the feature completely into the wild. Most people will not see this test, just a small, random subset.

Here’s how it looks:

What I find puzzling is how Twitter approaches the roll-out of new features–there’s just no method to its madness. There are so many great features, that users practically beg for, but we’re often left with either a feast, or in this case, a famine.

Anyway, have you see the new search box yet? Any other features you’re desperate for Twitter to add?

  • luxorhotelvegas

    at last, what a great news

  • Atom McCree

    I have this new feature set. I like it. Seems quite slow right now though.

  • Sheila

    Uncle Phillip would be proud that you used his “commencing to begin” phrase.

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  • Andy Beal

    @Sheila – it makes me laugh every time I think of him saying it. 😉

  • Jacques @ SEO Tools South Africa

    I am still struggling to come to grips with twitter, but the general trend is definitely indicative of a very successful little utility (says he, tongue in cheek….hahahah)

    Expect them to grow from strength to strength, as services like twe2 is offering free SMS twitter updates worldwide, making them to sooo much more attractive to many more potential users across the globe…..

  • Ben

    I just got the new bar in my account today. I like it. Not sure what’s holding them back from making it standard, though. Seems pretty basic.

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