first_imgTwitter‘s new desktop website is so streamlined, so good and so smart about how it integrates outside services into its own microblogging ecosystem that, for guys like me, it’s already obviated much of the point of standalone Twitter clients… so I’m delighted to hear that Twitter has cranked the dial up to 11 and introduced the integration of even more third-party services into their line-up. The biggest new integrated service is du jour favorite Instagram, which allows users of Apple’s iOS devices to take moody and artistic photos. Now when you click on an instagram link, it’ll show up as a content preview, just as if it were a YouTube video.AdChoices广告Instragram’s not the only new addition, though: Twitter users can now enjoy inline previews of videos from Blip.tv, music players from Rdio, slideshows and presentations from SlideShare and photos and videos from DipDive.Twitter.com”s gradual move away from mere alphanumeric, SMS-friendly text to rich-media is a move that we approve of. Unfortunately, we wish Twitter would keep all of its products as well updated as the website: Twitter’s official mobile clients and even their mobile website have not been updated since September’s roll-out of the “new” Twitter, which makes the microblogging service a poorer experience by far on mobile devices than on a desktop or laptop… a pity, since mobile is where Twitter should really trive.Read more at Twitterlast_img read more