This week Twitter has rolled out a couple of new features to its users that will provide access to realtime activity streams. Enabling Twitter users to be able to view the tweets which are popular within their circle of friends and also see when someone has favorited or retweeted you.
The mentions tab within Twitter has now been replaced with two new streams “Activity” and “@username” (where “username” is replaced by your Twitter username). The @username activity stream shows which of your tweets have become favourites of other users, and which have been retweeted, together with tweets that @mention you and your new followers.
The second new stream named “Activity” provides rich new source of discovery by highlighting the latest favourites, retweets, and follows from the people you follow on Twitter, enabling you to see when someone has retweeted a Tweet, or if they followed someone new, and allows you to find out what people you are following are interested in.
The features are available as email notifications within Twitter but being able to see them within your account is very handy. For more information on the new activity streams jump over to the Twitter Blog.