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Did You Create Your Twitter Moments With Human Curated News Stream

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twitter-iconSocial Media Giant Twitter has introduced something new: Moments, the best of what’s happening on Twitter in an instant. The place where you get to share what’s important and max random 140-character thoughts. Moments are something new and very different, for Twitter. The goal is simple. As Twitter representative put it, Moments provides better discovery for an easier, more delightful experience for users who haven’t been able to find value thus far. Twitter wants to catch up with Facebook as connecting, conversing, sharing with a few, a group or the world but Twitter inverts the relationship between content and privacy in a way that may make average users.

Every day, people share hundreds of millions of Tweets. Among them are things you can’t experience anywhere but on Twitter: conversations between world leaders and celebrities, citizens reporting events as they happen, cultural memes, live commentary on the night’s big game, and many more. We know finding these only-on-Twitter moments can be a challenge, especially if you haven’t followed certain accounts. But it doesn’t have to be. Moments helps you find the best of Twitter as easily as tapping an icon – regardless of who you follow. Just visit the new tab called Moments, where you will discover stories unfolding on Twitter.

How Moments works – Tapping on the new lightning bolt tab on your phone opens a list of Moments. New stories emerge throughout the day; they continue to update this list. Looking for more? You can also swipe through to topics including “Entertainment” and “Sports” to find more stories from the past few days.

Twitter Moments News

Moments launched on iOS, Android and the desktop web. On smartphones, it will be another tab. On the desktop, it’s a new menu item that sits between “Notification” and “Messages.” Moments started out as code-name “Lightning,” and while the name is gone, the idea lives on in the Moments lightning icon.

Twitter users can access Moments, which roll out to all U.S. users, by clicking on the Moments link, but for those not on Twitter, they can see Moments right on the Twitter homepage, making it look a lot more like a news curating site. We can learn nothing else about Moments, know this: It is all about curated content and not about the random hash tags.

This is real editorial work. Twitter’s Andrew Fitzgerald, according to those with knowledge of the matter, overseeing the creation. Twitter will use hash tags as a driver for what to include in Moments, it will primarily focus on timely, relevant content. Moments will be the best of Twitter’s perspective on real-world events, high-profile content, user-generated trends and memes. Moments may be quite high as the company may look at things like the source and location, how many users are engaging with tweets, the quality of the photos and videos, and if the content is unique to Twitter.

Inside Moments!

Let’s see Moments on desktop, these are the answer to the question, what would twitter look like if it started as a news curating site? Clicking, Moments on the desktop or mobile reveals a place that it doesn’t really look like twitter. We can find different sections like News, Sports, Entertainment and Fun. Every section has wide collections, I mean Moments. You can revolve around any stories or collections with ‘Individual Moments’. Visually, every section or moment has different category, like “Weather”, “Pro Golf” or “NBA”. Inside Moment you’ll find well curated and quite-attractive-looking collection of images, videos and centered tweets.

Inside Moments!

Inside Moments on desktop!

Every tweet in Moments looks different than the Twitter, there are also some comforting and familiar elements. Every image, tweet, Vine and embedded video includes the usual Twitter tools: retweet, favorite and more.

Moments on Mobile!

Moments reaches its interface apex on mobile where images and tweets fill the whole screen and you navigate via gestures or signs. The experience almost similar to Snap chat App. In iOS OS, Moments appears at the bottom of the Twitter app interface right next to Notifications. Touching Moments slides you into Today’s top Moments and the story section. The same category and headline appears, but owing to the smaller interface. A click on any tweet in the Moment opens its full-screen, but you’ll need to click again to view the actual tweet. What’s better, though, is simply swiping through all the tweets in the Moment. You get great imagery and tweets and just keep swiping until and this is different for mobile you reach the end of the Collection and are presented with “You’re caught up” and an option to share.

The best Tweets, delivered – Don’t worry about finding the right accounts to follow to get the story. Just follow an event, and you’ll get the best Tweets about it delivered directly to your timeline. When it’s over, you’ll unfollow automatically.

Conclusion –  Twitter for you and you and you!

The truth is, Twitter has run out of people like me to join and it has to engage with the rest of the world. What it discovered, to its endless chagrin, is that regular people just don’t get unvarnished Twitter. Moments are for those people. It’s a news page, it’s an entertainment page, and it’s a fun page. It’s a place where you can consume without consequence and maybe, just maybe, you’ll fall so in love with all

Twitter has something to offer you to will join, start to engage and even hope that, one day, your own tweet gets featured in Twitter Moments.

Image Credits: Twitter

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