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New Twitter Notifications Save Index Finger Blisters

blisterIf you’ve ever suffered a blister on your index finger, from constantly clicking the “home” or “refresh” button on Twitter.com, I have good news for you!

This:

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Is coming to your Twitter homepage. According to Twitter:

We’re starting a limited test of notifications on twitter.com for when you have new tweets. So if one of the folks you follow has tweeted since you loaded your homepage, you’ll get a little notice saying “1 new tweet” that, when clicked, will display the new content.

Along with the recent launch of Twitter Lists, this seems to be yet another tactic to get Twitter users to stay engaged. Something that others have suggested is starting to drop off:

I’m not seeing the new feature–are you?–but I’m glad to give my index finger a little break. :-)