You remember the TV show What’s happening? Well now you can answer the question on Twitter as they have switched from “What are you doing” to What’s happening?
From the Twitter Blog: What’s Happening
Twitter was originally conceived as a mobile status update service—an easy way to keep in touch with people in your life by sending and receiving short, frequent answers to one question, “What are you doing?” However, when we implemented the service, we chose to leave something out. To stay simple, Twitter did not require individuals to confirm relationships. Instead, we left things open.
The fundamentally open model of Twitter created a new kind of information network and it has long outgrown the concept of personal status updates. Twitter helps you share and discover what’s happening now among all the things, people, and events you care about. “What are you doing?” isn’t the right question anymore—starting today, we’ve shortened it by two characters. Twitter now asks, “What’s happening?”
I don’t think this will change your behavior on Twitter or will it? I really think this will help new users and as Twitter work on their overall marketing/monetization strategy / for 2010. Take the poll below and let me know what you think about the What’s happening now change in the comments.