Twitter: now more searchable
Twitter have been changing a few bits and bobs around the site and now, the microblogging site announced that users can send URLs in Direct Messages once again, after having tinkered about with some maintenance work.
All weblinks sent via private message will automatically be shortened, and the option to share a public tweet via Direct Message is expected to be added in a subsequent update this week.
Twitter are also expected to roll out a new feature which will allow users to search through their tweet history rather than having to do so via third party sites and histories.
The company have been indexing and cataloguing all of your tweets, and should you wish to search for something you said in September 2011 that was really lol, then you don't have to manually flick through 30,000+ tweets to find it.
As if that wasn't enough, they're also introducing an 'instant timeline' feature, which will show content from accounts that the user doesn't follow. Which seems a little counter-productive, otherwise you'd follow those accounts already, no?
These and many other new features have been part of the company's upgrades, since their last update in September which was designed to help newbies get started on the site, after they incorrectly assumed that Twitter is 'just people talking about what they had for their lunch'. That joke's been done. Get a new one.