Twitter

Twitter

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

November 24, 2020

Twitter announces it is set to show a warning notification when the users try to like a labeled tweet.

November 17, 2020

Twitter launches Fleets, 24-hour 'stories' similar to Snapchat and Instagram.

November 17, 2020

Twitter says it will introduce Clubhouse-like voice chat rooms in testing.

November 16, 2020

Twitter launches a new feature that allows users to make tweets disappear after 24 hours.

November 9, 2020

Donald Trump to lose Twitter 'world leader' protections on January 20 - Business Insider

November 2, 2020

Twitter said Monday -- reiterating previously announced policy -- that it will require any tweet from some accounts declaring victory to cite either an announcement from state election officials, or a public projection from at least two authoritative, national news outlets that make independent election calls, the company said in updated guidelines to its election policies on Monday.

October 30, 2020

Twitter says it has changed its policy and lifted a freeze it placed on the account of the New York Post after the newspaper published controversial articles about Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

October 29, 2020

On World Internet Day, Twitter maps the history of its custom emojis

Over the last few years, Indian Twitter has witnessed massive growth in conversations around movies, TV, music and lifestyle, which is why around 11 per cent of the custom emojis launched on the service are around entertainment.

August 3, 2020

Twitter says it was under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for potentially misusing people's personal information to serve ads, adding that it faced fines of $150 million to $250 million.

July 21, 2020

Twitter announces that many accounts spreading the pervasive right-wing conspiracy theory known as QAnon would no longer be welcome on its platform.

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Funding rounds

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Twitter funding round, June 2007
100,000
December 1, 2006
11 Results
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Anthony Ha
November 30, 2020
TechCrunch
Facebook makes a billion-dollar acquisition, we learn more about Twitter's Clubhouse-style feature and Moderna applies for emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine. This is your Daily Crunch for November 30, 2020. The big story: Facebook acquires Kustomer for $1B Kustomer says it can give customer service teams better data and a more unified view of [...]
Meira Gebel
November 30, 2020
Business Insider
You can mute fleets on Twitter from a specific user by tapping the down arrow on the fleet and selecting "Mute."
Sarah Perez
November 30, 2020
TechCrunch
Earlier this month, Twitter announced it would soon begin testing its own Clubhouse rival, called Audio Spaces. The new product will allow Twitter users to gather in dedicated spaces for live conversations with another person or with groups of people. While the company showed off a handful of screenshots of the product at the time [...]
Arielle Pardes
November 30, 2020
Wired
Which major platform has a news feed, disappearing posts, private messaging, and a live broadcasting feature? That would be ... all of them.
Kevin Shalvey
November 29, 2020
Business Insider
Jeb Bush 'joked' that Room Rater, an account rating pundits' rooms, showed that Twitter was a liberal-leaning site.
Meredith MacLeod
November 29, 2020
CTVNews
While Facebook and Twitter have stepped up a war on the spread of misinformation, right-leaning voices have been taking up the call for Parler - a social media site that bills itself as a bastion of free speech. On CTVNews.ca, an explainer on how the platform works, and who's behind it.
realme
November 28, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- realme has proven itself once again to not only be a reliable smartphone brand but one that excels and pushes past limits as it hit the 50...
Kate Duffy
November 27, 2020
Business Insider
Twitter users mocked the president using the hashtag #DiaperDon after he sat at a smaller-than-usual table during a news conference.
Adrian Potoroaca
November 26, 2020
TechSpot
Social media giants including Facebook, Twitter, ByteDance and Snap have been accused of many things in recent times, from destroying users' privacy and selling your personal data...
Claire Wardle
November 26, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Sky
November 25, 2020
Sky News
The company also said there are many verified accounts which should not have the blue tick, and it aims to remove it from them.
Engadget
November 25, 2020
Engadget
Dave Chappelle got Netflix to stop streaming his old show, and Comcast's data caps are going nationwide.
November 25, 2020
The Indian Express
Here we will be taking a look at all of the features Twitter recently launched on its platform.
Isobel Asher Hamilton
November 25, 2020
Business Insider
Twitter suspended its blue-check verification program in 2017 after it granted a mark to a Charlottesville rally organiser. Now, it's rebooting it.
November 25, 2020
The Indian Express
Twitter highlighted six types of account that will qualify, but suggested others may come later. Read on to know more about it.
November 25, 2020
The Indian Express
The feature has begun rolling out this week for iOS and web users globally. On the other hand, it will be available for Android users in the coming few weeks
Reuters
November 25, 2020
The Hindu
Twitter said it paused public submissions for verification in 2017 after hearing feedback that the program "felt arbitrary and confusing to many people."
IANS
November 25, 2020
@bsindia
Twitter on Tuesday announced to relaunch verification, including a new public application process, in early 2021
Connie Loizos
November 25, 2020
TechCrunch
Earlier today, we had the chance to talk with Twitter and Medium cofounder Ev Williams, along with operator-turned investor James Joaquin, who helps oversee the day-to-day of the "world-positive" venture firm they separately cofounded six years ago, Obvious Ventures. We collectively discussed lot of venture-y things, some of which we'll publish next week, so stayed [...]
Anthony Ha
November 24, 2020
TechCrunch
Twitter prepares to hand out more blue checkmarks, YouTube suspends OANN and Discord is raising a big funding round. This is your Daily Crunch for November 24, 2020. The big story: Twitter will bring back verification Twitter paused its blue checkmark verification system in 2017 as it faced controversy over who gets verified -- specifically [...]
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