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“New Twitter” Features Redesign, Multimedia

Twitter has a new look — in more ways than one.

Before nearly 100 reporters and analysts at its San Francisco office today, the social-media giant unfurled a redesign, which includes multimedia links that can be viewed from within a Twitter account, rather than from a separate browser page.

Previously, users had to view photos and videos from a separate Web page and not from the microblogging service. About a quarter of all tweets come with a link.

The upgraded Twitter site is splashier and more user-friendly than previous versions. User profile pages have also been updated. The layout in some ways resembles the user-friendly display of an Apple iPad.

As part of the overhaul, Twitter announced agreements with 16 tech vendors, including YouTubeFlickruStream, to help enhance its new links. More partnerships are to come, Twitter said. The new launches today in an incremental roll-out over several weeks.

“We needed a better site,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said in an interview. “It hasn’t been changed in four years.”

The social-media service, with 160 million users, says its mobile use is up 250% this year.

Twitter CEO Evan Williams said that Twitter is for people who like to read short blog posts as well as those who like to write them. “To get value out of Twitter, you don’t have to tweet any more than you have to create a Web page to use the Web,” he said.

You can read more about the new Twitter on Twitter at #NewTwitter.

By Jon Swartz

Apex Hosting Solutions Now Offers Tool to Optimize Your Internet Presence

McDonough, GA (January 26, 2010) – According to analyst firm Netcraft, there are more than 238 million Websites online. Getting a Web site noticed online can be daunting, which is why Apex Hosting Solutions decided to offer Search Engine Visibility.

Search Engine Visibility walks users through a step-by-step process to make their Website search engine friendly. This not only makes a search engine more likely to index the entire site, but to help get the Website higher in search engine rankings.

Search Engine Visibility lets users optimize their site by defining keywords, analyzing content and tracking keyword performance. Search Engine Visibility also provides a “Top 10 SEO Checklist,” which helps identify commonly made mistakes and techniques on how to make a Web site stronger. 

Search Engine Visibility also provides a video tutorial and other educational materials which help users understand the search engine optimization process. Once a Website is optimized, users can submit their Web site to the most commonly used search engines on the Internet.

Users can call Apex Hosting Solutions’ 24/7 customer care representatives if they have any questions during the optimization process.

For more information about Search Engine Visibility or any of Apex Hosting Solutions’ services, visit