The homepage now features a set of algorithmically-selected top tweets that automatically appear every few seconds…People who internalize the value of Twitter understand the power of this simple medium. But it hasn’t been easy to make that value transparent or obvious for curious folks coming to Twitter for the first time.
I’m not sure this will put the best face on Twitter for newbies unless they’re devout readers of US Weekly, People, etc. As GigaOm points out, it seems pretty heavy on celeb tweets at the moment. And isn’t putting tweets that have already been retweeted and favorited a lot on a “Top Tweets” list a self-fulfilling prophecy? Although I guess it’s the opposite of a prophecy since those tweets are already top tweets and now it’s just been made official.
However, I DID find one bit of gold so far: http://twitter.com/FakeAPStylebook/status/11330794301 I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry which is surely a sign of comedic genius.