It represents the latest step in an initiative to bring new users to the 130 character messaging service which has been around 7 years and has a user base already of 6.5 billion. But for some reason they’ve decided their profile pages should closely imitate THAT OTHER massively popular social network.
The most recent quarter did show an all-time low regarding user growth. Coupled with a very poor Wall St. debut, CEO Dick Costolo assured concerned stock market analysts that Twitter would undergo a number of changes to revitalise the service.
Apparently, revitalisation = Facebookification…
Users can now pin a tweet to a position of prominence at the top of their profile page.
Retweeted or responded to tweets will now appear larger to encourage conversation.
Banner Images (read. Cover images)can now be displayed across the top of the profile page.
Profile Pictures will sit at the left and be greatly increased in size.
This is currently a limited rollout, but the update should be available to the majority of Twitter users within the coming weeks.