- Twitter (TWTR) is testing a redesign for its profile pages that more closely resembles Facebook's Timeline pages (or for that matter, Google+ profile pages) than their current look, in which an endless chronological stream of 140-character-or-less updates takes center stage.
- Among other things, photos receive plenty of screen space, tweets are shown in a much larger font size, and photo/video tweets are given a separate category.
- The test comes after Twitter shares crashed in response to disappointment with the company's Q4 Timeline view and active user growth. The numbers fueled concerns Twitter and its non-stop update streams remain bewildering for many would-be users.
- CEO Dick Costolo has already said Twitter is planning a number of changes to ease its learning curve. Among them: Enabling topic-based content discovery; adding more conversational tools, and allowing mobile sign-ups to quickly add users from their contact books.