Trending topics making a comeback on new Twitter homepage

Twitter has just unveiled (again) a different homepage design. It is only on recently (April 08 2011, to be exact) that Twitter homepage design underwent a major revamp. This time around, Twitter introduces only a few minor changes:

  • Inclusion of What’s on Twitter right now, which highlight three current trending topics. Trending topics were featured prominently in the design layout introduced on July 29 2009. From March 30 2010 onwards, trending topics ceased to appear on Twitter homepage. (I’m wondering if the return of Executive Chairman / Product Lead Jack Dorsey has anything to do with this tweak.)
  • Suggested Users photo collage is gone.

Twitter also introduced a new after logout page:

Past Twitter homepage designs:

April 05 2011

July 29 2009

For a complete chronology of Twitter homepage designs, see here.

UPDATE: The “events’ have disappeared. No, it’s not a rollback, replied Doug Bowman, Creative Director of Twitter. Now, we know that the appearance of trending topics is part Twitter’s on-going experimentation.

I posted a blog about the disappearance of the events two days ago (and suggested a rollback). After receiving Doug’s tweet, I deleted that post.

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