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Twitter has revamped its homepage, offering a brand new microblogging UI that serves up more stuff alongside your collection of self-serving mini-messages – from embedded photos and videos to geolocation tags.

"We’re introducing a new, re-engineered Twitter.com that provides an easier, faster, and richer experience," Twitter co-founder Evan Williams said in a blog post.

Yes, the page is still centered around your never-ending stream of "tweets." But above this timeline, you'll find new links to additional lists, including your "retweets" and searches. And when you click on a tweet, a second pane appears on the right-hand side of the page, for viewing additional stuff, including replies, more tweets from the same user, a map showing where the tweet was sent from, or embedded media. Embedded photo and video viewing is provided via partnerships with the likes of Flickr, TwitPic, Vimeo, and YouTube.

You can also click on a sender's name to view a truncated version of their profile. Twitter provides a video of the redesign here:

Williams said the redesign will roll out to users "as a preview" over the next several weeks. Some accounts, he said, will receive it as soon as Tuesday night. During the preview period, you'll have the option of returning the old interface. But eventually, all Twittering types will be moved to the new Twitter. ®

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