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Watch Adorable Kids Read Author and Twitter Comedian Kelly Oxford’s Tweets Watch Adorable Kids Read Author and Twitter Comedian Kelly Oxford’s Tweets
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Jimmy Kimmel has a thing where he makes people on the streets read the tweets of some of his guests, you know, when the guest is particularly prolific on Twitter. He did this a few weeks ago when he had …

Pakistan’s Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting to Its Customers Pakistan’s Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting to Its Customers

Whenever a country that has a history of internet censorship gains better access to one of the internet’s most important tools, it’s big news. And that’s exactly what has happened today. Starting today, Pakistan’s largest provider of cellular services has …

Twitter Archive Now Supports 12 New Languages Twitter Archive Now Supports 12 New Languages

Twitter has just announced that they’ve made Twitter archive available for a bunch of new languages: Danish, Filipino, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu. Now, Twitter users using the service in those languages can access …

Twitter Turns 7, Boasts 400M Tweets Per Day Twitter Turns 7, Boasts 400M Tweets Per Day

Join me in wishing a very happy birthday to Twitter, who turns 7 years old today. Yes, if you were wondering, you can sing the Happy Birthday song in less than 140 characters. Twitter, which first began with a tweet …

Donald Rumsfeld Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Twitter Donald Rumsfeld Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Twitter

This week is the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom, which led to the nearly 9-year Iraq War. Beginning on March 20th, 2003 and lasting until December 18th, 2011 (when Secretary of Defense Leon …

Pope Francis Tweets for the First Time as @Pontifex Account Tops 2 Million Followers Pope Francis Tweets for the First Time as @Pontifex Account Tops 2 Million Followers

Last Wednesday, a plume of white smoke emerged in Vatican City, signaling that the papal conclave had chosen a new leader for the Catholic Church. Shortly after, Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio addressed the crowd as Pope Francis, the 266th …

Here’s the Most Annoying Tweet That Exists, Now That Twitter Supports Line Breaks Here’s the Most Annoying Tweet That Exists, Now That Twitter Supports Line Breaks
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As you probably know, Twitter just started allowing line breaks inside tweets on the web this week. Before, users could only experience fragmented tweets on mobile. This new functionality is particularly useful in three scenarios. Only three, ok? First, it …

New Pope Chosen, @Pontifex Twitter Account Reactivated New Pope Chosen, @Pontifex Twitter Account Reactivated
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With a plume of white smoke, the papal conclave has just selected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a cardinal from Argentina, as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He will be called Pope Francis and is the first ever pope …

FTC Gets Specific on Guidelines for Third-Party Twitter Ads FTC Gets Specific on Guidelines for Third-Party Twitter Ads

The Federal Trade Commission has just released some revisions of its decade-old online advertising guidelines, alliteratively titled “Dotcom Disclosures.” In it, the FTC lays out more specific rules for “space-constrained” ads, which you and me would probably just call Twitter …

Apple’s @iBookStore Account Retweets Salty Tweet Apple’s @iBookStore Account Retweets Salty Tweet

In what is most likely a case of the ol’ personal vs. business Twitter account login switcheroo, Apple’s official iBookstore Twitter account retweeted and then quickly removed a tweet containing an obscene phrase. Early Monday morning, the official @iBookstore account …

Twitter Archives Now Available in 12 New Languages Twitter Archives Now Available in 12 New Languages

Twitter has just announced that they’ve expanded the reach of their archive service to 12 new languages: Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, & Spanish. Now, users using Twitter in those languages can download a …

The Pope’s Twitter Account Goes ‘Sede Vacante’ The Pope’s Twitter Account Goes ‘Sede Vacante’

After the death or resignation of a pope, the Sancta Sedes (Holy See) becomes vacant. Today, the Twitter account of former pope Benedict reflects this reality and has gone “Sede Vacante,” or latin for vacant seat. As such, all of …

Lost Creator Damon Lindelof Goes on Epic Twitter Rant About Justin Bieber’s Spiky Yellow Hat Lost Creator Damon Lindelof Goes on Epic Twitter Rant About Justin Bieber’s Spiky Yellow Hat
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Overnight, Lost co-creator Damon Linedelof discovered and then spent many hour tweeting about Justin Bieber’s spiky yellow hat (pictured both above and below, for maximum emphasis). Here is that epic rant, presented without further commentary. Dear Everyone Asking What I …

GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets

Social TV and movie-watching app GetGlue has joined the growing lists of apps and sites that have enabled Twitter Cards, meaning that GetGlue content will show up in Twitter’s Expanded Tweets. “Now, when you share and see GetGlue links in …

Watch the Elderly Read Comedian Rob Delaney’s Tweets Watch the Elderly Read Comedian Rob Delaney’s Tweets

With 765,000+ followers, Rob Delaney is one of the most popular, retweetable, and absurd comedians on Twitter. He’s a writer and sometimes actor, but it’s Twitter where he’s made his biggest mark as a comedian. Often cited as one of …

Cardinals Barred from Twitter Use as They Select the New Pope Cardinals Barred from Twitter Use as They Select the New Pope
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Twitter-using Cardinals are going to have to shutter their devices when they all convene to select a new Pope to replace the outgoing Benedict XVI. The 117 Cardinals who will participate in the upcoming Papal Conclave will be barred from …

State of the Union: Obama’s Minimum Wage Bit Sees Biggest Twitter Spike State of the Union: Obama’s Minimum Wage Bit Sees Biggest Twitter Spike
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Tuesday night’s State of the Union address contained 6,419 words and took just about an hour to deliver. 101 different lines in the speech were followed by applause, and President Obama mentioned defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney a total of …

Twitter’s Promoted Trends Now Cost $200,000 a Pop Twitter’s Promoted Trends Now Cost $200,000 a Pop

If you’re looking to promote your brand with one of Twitter’s most visible ad products, the Promoted Trend, you’re going to have to shell out a little bit more money than you did last year. Peter Kafka at All Things …

Here’s Who You Should Follow on Twitter on Grammy Night (According to Twitter) Here’s Who You Should Follow on Twitter on Grammy Night (According to Twitter)

Twitter, who is always looking to give you plenty of reasons to second-screen it during bid television events, has just put up their suggestions for who to follow if you want to get a little extra insight into this year’s …

Explore Twitter in LOLCAT, If That’s Your Thing Explore Twitter in LOLCAT, If That’s Your Thing

TWITTR HAS JUS ADDD NEW LANGUAGE, AN IZ TEH LANGUAGE OV TEH LOLCATS. LOOK: Happeh Fridai! U can nao change ur language 2 lolcat in Settings. Hope u liek it. twitter.com/settings twitter.com/twitter/status… — Twitter (@twitter) February 8, 2013 HEERS WUT …

Twitter Now Lets You Unearth Old Tweets in Search Twitter Now Lets You Unearth Old Tweets in Search

Following an app and mobile update that streamlined search, Twitter has just made another tweak to its search function – on both mobile and web. Starting now, you can view old tweets in search results. Really old, in fact – …