Twitter's redesigned its homepage to add more information flowing through it.
This builds on a series of changes starting last year when they redesigned the homepage to make search and trending topics more visible and easily accessible to everyone.
With the new design, they feature more content on the front page, just to reveal a sample of what folks are tweeting about and the big topics being discussed. The homepage now features a set of algorithmically-selected top tweets that automatically appear every few seconds. It also highlights a random sampling of suggested sources. Users can hover over any of them to see a profile summary and their latest tweet. Trending topics now scroll across the page, presenting a large set of trends. Hovering over some of these trends will show a description explaining why the keyword is popular.
Twitter's trying to change the notion that it's for status updates only. They're trying to make it a hub for information exchange.