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Twitter is a micro-blogging internet service founded in 2006.

Twitter is a social network platform that was created to be a global real-time communication platform. The platform was first launched in 2006, by Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, in San Francisco, California, United States.

The platform allows users to communicate with others through micro-blogs known as tweets which can be posted and shared through the web platform, SMS, and mobile applications. The platform has over 250 million active users around the world and is available in over thirty five languages.

Twitter encourages users to connect from everywhere around the world, debate, share information, and more. Users can share text, images, and videos, and are able to reply or re-post (retweet) others. The platform is used by celebrities, public figures, athletes, musicians, and other well known figures. The platform generates the majority of their revenue from advertising, as well as from licensing user data.

International Offices

Twitter holds offices throughout the United States, and international offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Madrid, Manchester, Manila, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Mumbai, New Delhi, Osaka, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, and more.

Timeline

May 5, 2021
Twitter announce it's released a feature that detects "mean" replies on its service before a user presses send.

May 3, 2021
Twitter announces the wide release of Spaces, a Clubhouse-like audio platform.
March 1, 2021
Twitter announces that it set to begin injecting new labels into users' timelines to push back against misinformation that could disrupt the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
February 2021
Twitter announces a new paid service called Super Follow, which will let users pay to access tweets, fleets, and other exclusive content from creators.
January 26, 2021
Twitter announces acquisition of newsletter platform Revue

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed by the company. Twitter's acquisition of Revue is the company's first foray into generating subscription revenue.

January 25, 2021
Twitter launches Birdwatch, a fact-checking program intended to fight misinformation

Twitter has launched its Birdwatch program, meant to address misinformation on the platform by allowing users to fact-check tweets, the company announced Monday.

January 22, 2021
Twitter restarts verified blue tick.
January 15, 2021
Biden launches new Twitter account to build following before taking command of White House @POTUS on Inauguration Day
January 8, 2021
On Friday evening, Twitter announced that it was permanently banning Trump's account.
January 6, 2021
Twitter acqui-hires full-service creative agency Ueno in-house to work alongside Twitter’s own design and research teams.
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Reuters
September 14, 2021
@bsindia
The Tagansky district court said Facebook had been handed five fines totalling 21 million roubles ($287,850). Twitter received two fines of a total 5 million roubles, it said.
Sarah Perez
September 14, 2021
TechCrunch
Twitter has again restarted its account verification process, the company said on Monday evening by way of a post to its Twitter Verified account, where it publishes updates about the system's status. Since launching the revamped verification program this spring, Twitter had hit a few snags which have forced it to shut down verifications more [...]
USA TODAY
September 13, 2021
USA TODAY
Twitter didn't violate election laws when it limited the spread of a New York Post article about Hunter Biden shortly before the presidential election
Shane Goldmacher and Kate Conger
September 13, 2021
www.nytimes.com
New rulings by the Federal Election Commission protect the flexibility of major social media companies to control political content shared on their platforms.
Shane Goldmacher
September 13, 2021
www.nytimes.com
The commission's ruling provides further flexibility to social media giants to control what is shared on their platforms regarding federal elections.
Press Trust of India
September 12, 2021
@bsindia
Homegrown microblogging platform Koo expects to raise its headcount to over 500 people in the next one year, as it looks to hire across engineering, product and community management teams
Sarah Perez
September 11, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. [...]
Livemint
September 12, 2021
mint
Koo is currently available in eight languages and has several pioneering technology features, including Talk-to-Type, that enables users to speak their thoughts and the technology will type it
USA TODAY
September 9, 2021
USA TODAY
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new law Thursday punishing social media companies for censoring conservative speech and former President Donald Trump.
By James Clayton
September 10, 2021
BBC News
Twitter wants "good" bot accounts to label themselves as non-human.
Sarah Perez
September 9, 2021
TechCrunch
Twitter today is introducing a new feature that will allow accounts to self-identify as bots by adding a label to their profile. This feature is designed to help people better differentiate between automated accounts -- like bots that retweet the news, public service announcements, or other updates -- from those operated by humans. It's not, [...]
USA TODAY
September 9, 2021
USA TODAY
What happens to your accounts and the rest of your online life once you're gone? You may want to assign a person to be your digital executor.
Amanda Silberling
September 9, 2021
TechCrunch
Starting today, Twitter is testing Tweet Reactions in Turkey for a limited time. Users in the region will be able to react to tweets using , , , , in addition to . But if you can't remember the chaos that ensued when the heart react replaced the favorite star in 2015... brace yourself. Last year, Twitter added [...]
BBC News
September 8, 2021
BBC News
Twitter's latest test to change its core experience makes photos and videos fill a mobile screen.
Taylor Hatmaker
September 8, 2021
TechCrunch
Twitter is a useful place for following breaking news and keeping up with what the people you're already interested in are doing, but its relative dearth of discovery features and a lack of organized community spaces make it pretty hard to connect with anyone you aren't actively seeking out. The company is thinking about changing [...]
Amanda Silberling
September 8, 2021
TechCrunch
Twitter announced yesterday that it's testing a feature on the web that makes it possible to remove followers without blocking them. Sometimes, users want to stop a follower from seeing their tweets without outright blocking them -- if that follower were to navigate directly to their page, it'd be clear that they had been blocked, [...]
Taylor Hatmaker
September 7, 2021
TechCrunch
Twitter is exploring ways to build a more visually immersive experience with its latest test, which brings edge-to-edge tweets to the app on iOS. Full-width images and videos track for the direction the company has shown some interest in going lately. Twitter introduced bigger images with improved cropping controls for its pair of mobile apps [...]
Sarah Perez
September 4, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. [...]
Connie Loizos
September 4, 2021
TechCrunch
Seksom Suriyapa was seemingly destined to land at a venture firm. A Stanford Law graduate, he worked at two blue-chip investment banks before joining the cybersecurity company McAfee as a senior corp dev employee, later logging six years at the human resources software company SuccessFactors and, in 2018, landing at Twitter, where he headed up [...]
Alex Scroxton
September 2, 2021
ComputerWeekly.com
Latest Twitter feature automatically blocks abusive users, and is intended to help victims regain control of their experience on the platform
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