An invitation to #ComedyFest (BYOB)

This week Twitter is turning into a comedy club, and you’ve got the best seats in the house, all for the price of free. We’re not saying that enjoying your favorite comedians on Twitter is a cheapskate’s way to avoid the cover and two-drink minimum at your local club. By all means, pull up a chair, get on Twitter, and pour a couple of glasses as Comedy Central’s #ComedyFest unfolds on Twitter from April 29-May 3.Almost from the beginning of … [Read more...]

This Week on Twitter – Apr. 29

On most Mondays, we post “This week on Twitter” to alert you to key things happening in the coming week. Whether it’s a live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a political candidate or a pro sports team Tweepstakes, keep current about can’t-miss moments on Twitter in the week ahead. - Ed.Monday, Apr. 29 - May 3; 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT This week kicks off #ComedyFest from Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral). Mel Brooks … [Read more...]

This Week on Twitter – Apr. 22

On most Mondays, we post “This week on Twitter” to alert you to key things happening in the coming week. Whether it’s a live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a political candidate or a pro sports team Tweepstakes, keep current about can’t-miss moments on Twitter in the week ahead. - Ed.Monday, Apr. 22; 8:00 p.m. ET / PT It's a hashtag war! Tune into Love & Hip Hop Atlanta and vote on the characters' actions … [Read more...]

This Week on Twitter – Apr. 15

On most Mondays, we post “This week on Twitter” to alert you to key things happening in the coming week. Whether it’s a live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a political candidate or a pro sports team Tweepstakes, keep current about can’t-miss moments on Twitter in the week ahead. - Ed.Saturday, Apr. 20; 12:00 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT Comedy legends Cheech and Chong (@CheechandChong) will host a Twitter Q&A in … [Read more...]

Trends in 160+ locations

Today, we’re introducing Trends in more than 160 new locations. Included in that list are a number of countries that will be getting Trends for the first time: Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine, plus more than 130 new cities in countries that already have Trends. Trends are an easy way to find out what people are talking about right now –– around the world, in your country, or in your city. By checking out Trends, … [Read more...]

Tweet Week on CBS

Day in and day out, tuning in with Twitter makes watching TV all the more enjoyable. You can talk to the stars of your favorite scripted shows, see behind-the-scenes peeks of what happens on talk show sets, or receive exclusive color commentary about a big game. Bridging its primetime, daytime, and sports programming, CBS is kicking of #CBSTweetWeek today, offering viewers an exclusive weeklong tweetstravaganza.Between April 4-10, the network’s … [Read more...]

New mobile updates for Android, iPhone and mobile web

We just released a new version of Twitter for Android. Its new design reflects a native Android experience: wider and taller timelines that fill the screen, a flat navigation bar, tap and hold for quick actions, and more. You can now quickly navigate between tabs by swiping across your screen. And as you type your Tweet or search, you’ll see username and hashtag suggestions, making it easier to connect with friends and join conversations.In … [Read more...]

Hack Week @ Twitter

Our second Hack Week of the year has just begun. (Yes, it is April Fools Day; no this is not a joke.) This is one of my favorite parts of each quarter –– as a company, we take a full week to work with people from other teams, explore new ideas, experiment with different projects and let our creativity run wild.Some projects are hobby projects, and they may inspire new ideas or cause teams to think about a core feature in a new way. Other projects … [Read more...]

This Week on Twitter – Apr. 1

On most Mondays, we post “This week on Twitter” to alert you to key things happening in the coming week. Whether it’s a live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a political candidate or a pro sports team Tweepstakes, keep current about can’t-miss moments on Twitter in the week ahead. - Ed. Ongoing; check local listingsNCAA (@NCAA) March Madness continues this week. For instant replays, updates and the latest … [Read more...]

Annncng: Twttr

Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service which also includes vowels.We’re doing this because we believe that by eliminating vowels, we’ll encourage a more efficient and “dense” form of communication. We also see an opportunity to diversify our revenue stream. Here’s our mockup of the most … [Read more...]

This Week on Twitter – Mar. 25

On most Mondays, we post “This week on Twitter” to alert you to key things happening in the coming week. Whether it’s a live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a political candidate or a pro sports team Tweepstakes, keep current about can’t-miss moments on Twitter in the week ahead. - Ed. Monday, Mar. 25; 8:00 p.m. ET / PT“Dancing with the Stars” (@DancingABC) viewers can cast their vote via Twitter for which couple will … [Read more...]

Celebrating #Twitter7

There’s an old English saying, “Keep a thing seven years, and you'll always find a use for it.” Today is Twitter’s 7th birthday, which we observe on the day @jack first tweeted. Since then, we’ve seen breathtaking velocity in Twitter’s growth, which is due entirely to your many uses of it. We’re gratified that so many millions of you have made Twitter yours.It’s thanks to all of you that our open, real-time platform is thriving: we have well over … [Read more...]

This Week on Twitter: 18 March

On most Mondays, we post “This week on Twitter” to alert you to key things happening in the coming week. Whether it’s a live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a political candidate or a pro sports team Tweepstakes, keep current about can’t-miss moments on Twitter in the week ahead. - Ed. Tuesday, Mar. 19 - Apr. 8; check local listings NCAA (@NCAA) March Madness kicks off this week. For instant replays, updates … [Read more...]

Welcome Twitter for Windows 8

Today, we are releasing Twitter for Windows 8, a new app that makes it easier than ever to share and discover content on Windows 8 devices. In addition to familiar Twitter features, including the Home, Connect, Discover, and Me tabs, this app introduces new functionality that takes advantage of unique Windows 8 features.Snap view: Use another app alongside Twitter. Snap Twitter into the left or right side of the screen and then start using … [Read more...]