As you probably know by now, Twitter is celebrating its 5th birthday. With the service now averaging about a billion tweets per week, one could say that growth is not a problem. But for those not yet bound in the cozy confines of 140 characters, Twitter today unveiled discover.twitter.com in a effort to get new users acquainted with the phenomenon.
In wishing Twitter a happy birthday, the Twitter staff came out in droves to tweet links to the new site. I counted 10 to 15 tweets similar to this in the span of an hour or so:
The site offers snapshots of 16 celebrities who are on Twitter and asks you to follow them. Speaker of the House John Boehner, Larry King replacement Piers Morgan and fashionista Rachel Zoe are among the featured few. The bottom of the page also displays links to browse popular interests like entertainment, politics and technology.
Front and center on the new page is a 3 minute video that asks some of the aforementioned celebrities questions about their interests on Twitter and who they follow. Hillary Clinton tells us it’s a great place for information while Snoop Dogg lets the world know he follows Martha Stewart. Check out the video below.