There have been several pieces of interesting news regarding Twitter. For one, the company stopped verifying accounts, as it has done for celebrities and companies for some time. The company is working on a new system to replace this.
Details about this new system remain a mystery, but Twitter says it will be better. The company's support team posted the following tweet (hat tip: The Next Web):
As expected, Twitter announced the launch of "Promoted Accounts" as a new way to monetize the service. They didn't say when the feature would become available, however.
The new design of Twitter.com is now available for more people. I've got it switched on, and so far I'm liking it for those times I actually use Twitter.com as opposed to some other app to access the service. Twitter wants to see how big of an impact the new design has on user engagement from the site itself.
Twitter is also shutting down its @earlybird account, which was designed to provide exclusive deals for advertisers.