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Twitter

Online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as tweet add

Category: Business

Founded in 2006.

Countries: United States (46%), United Kingdom (18%), (14%)

Main connections: Facebook, Google, TweetDeck

Linked to: TechCrunch, Compete.com, Entertainment Weekly, Facebook

 

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2006

Twitter was founded in 2006 add something

 

The original logo was in use from its launch in March 2006 until September 2010 add something


2007

From spring 2007 to 2008 the messages were handled by a Ruby persistent queue server called Starling, but since 2009 implementation has been gradually replaced with software written in Scala add something

 

It had 400,000 tweets posted per quarter in 2007 add something

 

Tech writer Bruce Sterling opined in 2007 that using Twitter for "literate communication" is "about as likely as firing up a CB radio and hearing some guy recite the "Iliad" add something

 

The tipping point for Twitter's popularity was the 2007 South by Southwest Interactive conference add something

 

Twitter had approximately ninety-eight percent uptime in 2007 add something

 

A security vulnerability was reported on April 7, 2007, by Nitesh Dhanjani and Rujith add something


2008

The downtime was particularly noticeable during events popular with the technology industry such as the 2008 Macworld Conference & Expo keynote address add something

 

This grew to 100 million tweets posted per quarter in 2008 add something

 

Twitter had annual growth of 1,382 percent, increasing from 475,000 unique visitors in February 2008 to 7 million in February 2009 add something

 

In May 2008, "The Industry Standard" remarked that Twitter's long-term viability is limited by a lack of revenue add something

 

In May 2008, "The Wall Street Journal" wrote that social networking services such as Twitter "elicit mixed feelings in the technology-savvy people who have been their early adopters add something

 

In June 2008, Twitter launched a verification program, allowing celebrities to get their accounts verified add something

 

Larry King - The column was resurrected in blog form in November 2008 and on Twitter in April 2009

 

Steve Dahl - Since Dahl left the air in December 2008, he has maintained a presence with his fans through Twitter, blogs, through regular "Chicago Tribune" articles , and even an occasional television appearance, however this marks the longest he has been off the air and doing daily shows since he was 16 years old


2009

In 2009, Nielsen Online reported that Twitter has a user retention rate of forty percent add something

 

In 2009, Twitter won the "Breakout of the Year" Webby Award add something

 

In late 2009, the "Twitter Lists" feature was added, making it possible for users to follow ad-hoc lists of authors instead of individual authors add something

 

Ken Carpenter (journalist) - In 2009 Carpenter established Journalism Buzz, a public service that aggregates news about journalism and new media on the Twitter platform

 

Gary Barlow - Towards the end of 2009, there has been a huge Twitter campaign to 'Get Gary Knighted' for all of his charity work over the years

 

As noted on Compete.com, Twitter moved up to the third-highest-ranking social networking site in January 2009 from its previous rank of twenty-second add something

 

On January 5, 2009, 33 high-profile Twitter accounts were compromised after a Twitter administrator's password was guessed by a dictionary attack add something

 

A February 2009 Compete.com blog entry ranked Twitter as the third most used social network based on their count of 6 million unique monthly visitors and 55 million monthly visits add something

 

In March 2009, a Nielsen.com blog ranked Twitter as the fastest-growing website in the Member Communities category for February 2009 add something

 

Mark L. Polansky - Following fellow astronaut Michael J. Massimino's lead, Mark began posting public updates and replies to Twitter on May 7, 2009 during his training for STS-127, and continued to do so throughout the mission

 

Tony La Russa - On June 4, 2009 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that La Russa had sued the online social network platform Twitter in May, 2009 for a fake page established under his name on the site

 

When American singer Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, Twitter servers crashed after users were updating their status to include the words "Michael Jackson" at a rate of 100,000 tweets per hour add something

 

Shawn Daivari - On June 27, 2009, Jeremy Borash announced on his Twitter page that Daivari had signed a new multi-year deal with the company

 

In July 2009, some of Twitter's revenue and user growth documents were published on "TechCrunch" after being illegally obtained by Hacker Croll add something

 

Rachelle Lefevre - Enthusiastic fans of the series reacted to the news of Lefevre's replacement with online petitions urging her return, and "Bring Back Rachelle" became a top-trending topic on Twitter in the afternoon of 29 July 2009

 

Keith Ellison - While in Khartoum in August 2009, Ellison wrote a message on Twitter saying he "ran straight into Pres.

 

Jozy Altidore - On August 5, 2009, Altidore announced on his Twitter page that he would be loaned to English Premier League club Hull City

 

Ayako Hamada - On August 6, 2009, Jeremy Borash announced on his Twitter page that Hamada would be starting with the company after the Hard Justice pay-per-view

 

According to Quancast, twenty-seven million people in the US used Twitter as of September 3, 2009 add something

 

Todd Haley - In late October 2009 the Chiefs suspended starting running back Larry Johnson for one week in response to his public comments on Twitter where he questioned Todd Haley's coaching abilities and for using homophobic slurs when he addressed the media

 

Jeffrey Williams (astronaut) - On October 21, 2009, Jeff Williams and his Expedition 21 crewmate, Nicole Stott, participated in the first NASA Tweetup from the station with members of the public gathered at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This involved the first "live" Twitter connection for the astronauts

 

Elijah Burke - Three days later, on November 15, 2009, Dixie Carter announced on her Twitter account that Burke had signed a new long term deal with the company

 

On November 29, 2009 Twitter was named the Word of the Year by the Global Language Monitor, declaring it "a new form of social interaction" add something

 

Benny Yau - On December 30, 2009, Yau announced on his Twitter account that he is no longer affiliated with Fairchild TV. Since then, Yau can be seen hosting live events for charities such as Canadian Cancer Society


2010

The company operated at a loss through most of 2010 add something

 

"Time" magazine acknowledged its growing level of influence in its 2010 Time 100; to determine the influence of people, it used a formula based on famous social networking sites, Twitter and Facebook add something

 

Simon Dolan - Dolan began investing in new start-up companies via Twitter in 2010, initially offering a £5 million investment pot for successful business pitches on the social networking site, earning himself the nickname "Twitter Dragon"

 

Naheed Nenshi - His 2010 campaign for mayor placed an emphasis on using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to promote his platform and engage voters

 

Bill Gross (entrepreneur) - In 2010, Gross founded and launched TweetUp, a search engine for Twitter that promotes the best tweeters on any topic

 

Swizz Beatz - In 2010, via his Twitter, Swizz Beatz renamed his second studio album on three occasions.

 

Alexz Johnson - Later in 2010, Johnson informed her fans through her Twitter account and her official website that all the songs from "Voodoo" would be remixed by The Demolition Crew due to lack of airplay

 

Lance Armstrong - On June 28, Armstrong announced via Twitter that the 2010 edition would be his final Tour de France

 

Azeem Rafiq - Rafiq was captain for the England U-19 squad in the 2010 World Cup, but was dropped for the second England Under-19 Test against Sri Lanka for breaking mid-match curfews; he responded by publishing a strongly worded attack against coach John Abrahams on his Twitter account, deleting them once he realised they were made public

 

John Mayer - He is one of the most-followed persons on the micro-blogging site Twitter, reaching 3 million followers in January 2010.

 

The first unassisted off-Earth Twitter message was posted from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut T. J. Creamer on January 22, 2010 add something

 

In February 2010, Twitter users were sending 50 million tweets per day add something

 

By March 2010, the company recorded over 70,000 registered applications add something

 

Dick Morris - In March 2010, About.com, owned by The New York Times Company, named Morris one of the top 20 conservatives to follow on Twitter

 

Casey Stoney - On 13 March 2010 Stoney announced on Twitter that she had signed for FA WSL rivals Lincoln Ladies to play alongside England stars such as Sue Smith and Jess Clarke

 

Twitter's March 30, 2010 blog post announced that the hottest Twitter trending topics will scroll across the Twitter homepage add something

 

Lance Armstrong - In April 2010, Armstrong, using Twitter, announced that Anna Hansen was having his fifth child

 

Scott Baio - In April 2010, Baio was involved in a controversy surrounding his Twitter postings

 

Ian Poulter - In April 2010, Poulter was strongly rebuked for using an anti-Semitic slur in one of his Twitter posts

 

James Van Der Beek - On April 9, 2010, Van Der Beek announced via Twitter that he and his girlfriend, business consultant Kimberly Brook, were expecting their first child together, a girl

 

Twitter acquired application developer Atebits on April 11, 2010 add something

 

On April 13, 2010, Twitter announced plans to offer paid advertising for companies that would be able to purchase "promoted tweets" to appear in selective search results on the Twitter website, similar to Google Adwords' advertising model add something

 

Tom Corbett - In May 2010 Corbett filed a criminal subpoena against Twitter ordering them to divulge "any and all subscriber information" of the person behind two accounts that were criticizing the Republican candidate

 

As of June 2010, about 65 million tweets were posted each day, equaling about 750 tweets sent each second, according to Twitter add something

 

For example, a record was set during the 2010 FIFA World Cup when fans wrote 2,940 tweets per second in the thirty-second period after Japan scored against Cameroon on June 14, 2010 add something

 

ODB (wrestler) - On June 14, 2010, Kresa announced on her Twitter that she had parted ways with TNA Wrestling

 

The record was broken again when 3,085 tweets per second were posted after the Los Angeles Lakers' victory in the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, 2010, and again at the close of Japan's victory over Denmark in the World Cup when users published 3,283 tweets per second add something

 

In response to Twitter's security breaches, the Federal Trade Commission brought charges against the service which were settled on June 24, 2010 add something

 

Marc Jacobs - On July 24, 2010, Martone announced via Twitter that he and Jacobs hadn't been together for two months

 

As of August 31, 2010, third-party Twitter applications are required to use OAuth, an authentication method that does not require users to enter their password into the authenticating application add something

 

Ian Roberts (rugby league) - In September 2010 Roberts publicly criticised Australian swimming star Stephanie Rice for calling the South African rugby union team "faggots" on Twitter, branding her "a complete idiot

 

On September 2, 2010, an email from Twitter to users said they would be expanding the roll-out of the service to users add something

 

On September 14, 2010, Twitter launched a redesigned site including a new logo add something

 

A "MouseOver" exploit occurred on September 21, 2010, when an XSS Worm became active on Twitter add something

 

From September through October 2010, the company began rolling out "New Twitter", an entirely revamped edition of twitter.com add something

 

Hikaru Utada - On October 15, 2010, it was announced that the anticipated footage from Utada's "In The Flesh" 2010 tour would be released in the following months, confirmed by both Utada and Teruzane's Twitter accounts, and a physical DVD release would be ousted in favor of a digital-only package with a promise of release before the year's end

 

As of November 1, 2010, the company confirmed that the "New Twitter experience" had been rolled out to all users add something

 

Jason Manford - On 18 November 2010, Manford resigned as co-host of "The One Show" to "concentrate on his family" following his admission to a number of allegations published in tabloid newspapers in regards to exchanging sexually-oriented Twitter messages with fans

 

On November 22, 2010, Biz Stone, a cofounder of the company, expressed for the first time the idea of a "'Twitter news network"', a concept of a wire-like news service he has been working on for years add something

 

Piers Morgan - In December 2010 Morgan had an ongoing Twitter argument with Alan Sugar, which resulted in a competition to see who could attract more followers by Christmas Day

 

Erykah Badu - Badu quickly dispelled the rumors via her Twitter account December 1, 2010 as she proclaimed "everyone knows I was NEVER ARRESTED for the window seat VIDEO nor put on probation

 

On December 14, 2010, the United States Department of Justice issued a subpoena directing Twitter to provide information for accounts registered to or associated with WikiLeaks add something

 

Jacob Appelbaum - On December 14, 2010, the US Department of Justice obtained a court order compelling Twitter to provide data associated with the user accounts of Appelbaum, as well as several other individuals associated with Wikileaks, including Julian Assange and Birgitta Jónsdóttir


2011

During the Arab Spring in early 2011, the number of hashtags mentioning the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt increased add something

 

Sophia Bush - In 2011, she won the Do Something Twitter *award for having spread the word via her Twitter account on how her followers could help with the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

 

Alexander Vinokourov - On July the 17th 2011 his retirement from professional cycling was announced, unofficially and without comment, on Twitter pages by fellow cyclists

 

Birgitta Jonsdottir - On 7 January 2011, Birgitta announced on her Twitter page that she had been notified by Twitter that it had been served by the United States Department of Justice with a subpoena demanding information "about all my tweets and more since November 1st 2009

 

Glen Johnson (English footballer) - On 8 January 2011, in response to criticism from former England midfielder and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, Johnson posted on his Twitter feed, "Comments from alcoholic drug abusers are not really gonna upset me and who is Paul Merson to judge players, he was average at the best of times

 

Majandra Delfino - In February 2011, the singer announced, through her Twitter, that she is working on her third studio album, scheduled for a late 2011 release

 

The Hill on February 28, 2011 described Twitter and other social media as a "strategic weapon add something

 

As of March 2011, that was about 140 million tweets posted daily add something

 

Dorsey rejoined Twitter in March 2011, as executive chairman focusing on product development add something

 

Silvia Corzo - On March 2011, Corzo announced, through her Twitter account, she would replace María Cristina Uribe as presenter of Canal Uno's "Noticias Uno" since June 2011

 

Diana Vickers - On 10 March 2011 Vickers launched an eBay competition accredited on behalf of Comic Relief which encouraged people to place bids where the highest bidder at the end of the charity auction wins Vickers as a Twitter "best friend"

 

Ashton Kutcher - On March 23, 2011, Kutcher launched his own Twitter client with UberMedia, called A.plus

 

Gerard Pique - Shakira officially confirmed their relationship on 29 March 2011 via Twitter and Facebook posting a picture of the two with a caption reading, "I present to you my sunshine

 

Carlton Cole - In April 2011 he was fined £20,000 by the Football Association for comments he made on Twitter during England's friendly in March 2011 with Ghana

 

On April 5, 2011, Twitter tested a new homepage and phased out the "Old Twitter add something

 

As of April 6, 2011, Twitter engineers confirmed they had switched away from their Ruby on Rails search-stack, to a Java server they call Blender add something

 

Gary Johnson - On April 21, 2011 Johnson announced via Twitter, "I am running for president

 

In May 2011, a claimant known as "CTB" in the case of "CTB v Twitter Inc., Persons Unknown" took legal action at the High Court of Justice in London against Twitter add something

 

Harry Kewell - On 19 May 2011, Kewells wife, Sheree Murphy, posted on Twitter that Harry would play his last game for Galatasary against Konyaspor because no contract had been offered to him

 

Ben Fogle - He announced the birth of their second child on Twitter a girl named Iona Fogle, born on 26 May 2011, and weighing

 

On May 29, 2011, it was reported that South Tyneside council in England had successfully taken legal action against Twitter in a court in California, which forced Twitter to reveal the details of five user accounts add something

 

In June 2011, Twitter announced that it would offer small businesses a self serve advertising system add something

 

James Norwood - Norwood announced on Twitter in June 2011 that he would be returning to Forest Green Rovers on a permanent deal

 

On June 1, 2011, Twitter announced its own integrated photo-sharing service that enables users to upload a photo and attach it to a Tweet right from Twitter.com add something

 

On June 7, 2011, Twitter announced that it was rolling out the feature add something

 

David Burtka - Following the passage of the Marriage Equality Act in New York on June 24, 2011, Burtka and Harris announced their engagement via Twitter, stating that they had proposed to each other five years earlier but had kept the engagement secret until same-sex marriage became legal

 

This detail had previously been confirmed when the Boston Celtics' director of interactive media asked Twitter co-founder Biz Stone about it in August 2011 add something

 

Emanuel Cleaver - After the comprise Budget Control Act deal had been reached to resolve the 2011 United States debt ceiling crisis in August 2011, Cleaver wrote on Twitter calling it a "sugar-coated Satan sandwich".

 

Lela Star - In August 2011, Lela Star announced on her Twitter feed that she has married and chosen to retire from the porn industry

 

Amazing Red - On August 4, 2011, Figueroa announced via his Twitter account that he had parted ways with TNA.

 

In September 2011, board members and investors Fred Wilson and Bijan Sabet resigned from Twitter's Board of Directors add something

 

Twitter hit 100 million monthly active users in September 2011 add something

 

Tara Reid - In September 2011, Reid announced via her official Twitter page, that she is to appear in Jedward's new music video for "Wow Oh Wow" which they started shooting in late October of the same year

 

On September 7, 2011, Twitter announced that it has 100 million active users logging in at least once a month and 50 million active users every day add something

 

George Donnelly (footballer) - Despite the Twitter interest, George signed for League Two club Macclesfield Town on an initial one month loan on 9 September 2011

 

Gary Barlow - In October 2011 Barlow joined Twitter live on The Xtra Factor to build support for the contestants he mentored during series 8 of the X Factor

 

CC Sabathia - On October 31, 2011, Sabathia announced via his Twitter account that he would not be exercising his opt-out clause and had signed an extension with the Yankees

 

In December 2011, the Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal invested 300 million in Twitter add something

 

Ian Poulter - As of December 2011 Poulter has 1,23 million followers on Twitter, which is the second most on the PGA Tour to Tiger Woods with 1,55 million followers

 

Steve Bassam, Baron Bassam of Brighton - In December 2011 and January 2012 Bassam engaged in a vigorous debate on Twitter with Brighton and Hove Greens about budget cuts by the council's Green administration

 

On December 8, 2011, Twitter overhauled its website once more to feature the "Fly" design, which the service says is easier for new users to follow and promotes advertising add something

 

Hikaru Utada - On December 10, 2011, Utada has thanked her fans via her Twitter for her thirteenth Japanese debut anniversary


2012

The agreement will go into effect later 2012 add something

 

The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 500 million registered users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1,6 billion search queries per day add something

 

David Baddiel - Baddiel is a fan of David Bowie and marked the singer's 65th birthday in 2012 by posting on Twitter to express a desire to see him come out of retirement

 

Craig David - Details of David's upcoming album are still unknown, however he has hinted on Twitter that it will be released in 2012

 

Chris Masters - During the weekend of SummerSlam 2012, Masters posted a controversial photo depicting himself holding a gun pointed toward his head on Twitter

 

Zoe Salmon - In 2012 using her Twitter account, Salmon spoke out against the removal of the Union flag from Belfast City Hall after Belfast City Council passed a vote stating it should only be flown on designated days

 

Jonathan Ross - Ross will host a panel show from 2012 called "Trending Topics" for ITV. The show will involve the social-network site Twitter

 

Federico Macheda - While on loan at Queens Park Rangers in 2012, he was involved in two cases of misconduct on Twitter

 

Rehman Chishti - In a radio programme in January 2012, Rehman Chishti clashed with host George Galloway about Shadow Minister Diane Abbott's controversial claim on Twitter that "White people love playing 'divide and rule'"

 

DMX (rapper) - This was later confirmed by DMX (via his official Twitter account, DMX on Twitter), where he confirmed that its first single is scheduled for release in January 2012.

 

In an article published on January 6, 2012, Twitter was confirmed to be the biggest social media network in Japan, with Facebook following closely in second. comScore confirmed this, stating that Japan is the only country in the world where Twitter leads Facebook add something

 

On January 23, 2012, it was reported that Twitter will be acquiring Dasient, a startup that offers malware protection for businesses add something

 

On January 26, 2012, Twitter began offering a feature which would allow tweets to be removed selectively by country add something

 

On February 20, 2012, a third-party public-key encryption app for private messaging in Twitter, CrypTweet, was released add something

 

Michael Legge (comedian) - On 24 February 2012 Legge posted a message mourning the loss of "Gregg Jevin", an explicitly-stated fictional character, on the social networking site Twitter

 

On February 27, 2012, a tweet from an employee that works on the company's platform and API discussed the evolution of the "Larry the Bird" logo with Twitter's creative director and it was revealed that it was named after Larry Bird of the NBA's Boston Celtics fame add something

 

In March 2012, Twitter became available in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu, the first right-to-left language versions of the site add something

 

Leah Remini - In March 2012, a heavily publicized Twitter dispute ignited between Remini and Osbourne when Remini fired back at Osbourne for her comments on "The Howard Stern Show"

 

T. J. Ford - On March 12, 2012, after playing 14 games, he announced on Twitter that he would retire

 

Allison Pearson - American stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope shared the story on 15 March 2012 via Twitter, incorporating the word "cunt" due to his extreme dislike of the distasteful nature of the article

 

To continue their advertising campaign, Twitter announced on March 20, 2012, that it would be bringing its promoted tweets to mobile devices add something

 

On March 21, 2012, Twitter celebrated its sixth birthday while announcing that it has 140 million users and sees 340 million tweets per day add something

 

In April 2012, Twitter announced that it was opening an office in Detroit, with the aim of working with automotive brands and advertising agencies add something

 

Jessie J - However, in April 2012 "The Sun" "outed" her as lesbian which she denied via Twitter, calling it a "yet another boring untrue story"

 

Greg Olsen (American football) - In April 2012, Olsen announced via Twitter that he and his wife were expecting twins

 

On April 17, 2012, Twitter announced it would implement an Innovators Patent Agreement which would obligate Twitter to only use its patents for defensive purposes add something

 

Gary Lineker - In May 2012, Lineker stepped into an argument between Joey Barton and Alan Shearer via Twitter, as reported in the Daily Mirror

 

On May 17, 2012, Twitter announced it would implement the "Do Not Track" privacy option, a cookie-blocking feature found in Mozilla's Firefox browser add something

 

Michael Owen - On 17 May 2012, Owen announced on Twitter that Manchester United would not be offering him a new deal, ending his three-year association with the club

 

Matt Cardle - On 20 May 2012 Cardle announced on Twitter that he had "parted ways" with Columbia Records

 

Holly Willoughby - In June 2012, Willoughby posted a photo of herself on Twitter without makeup, and caused controversy when it was slated by journalist Liz Jones as a "betrayal to women

 

Zach Braff - In June 2012, he announced via Twitter there were plans to create a movie adaptation of the production

 

On June 4, 2012, Twitter announced the purchase of Washington, D.C. based web design agency Nclud add something

 

On June 5, 2012, Twitter unveiled its third logo redesign, replacing Larry the Bird with an updated icon simply named as the "Twitter Bird add something

 

Bruno Bouchet - Bruno was fired in July 2012 following insensitive comments he made on Twitter about the 2012 Aurora shooting

 

Craig David - David announced on Twitter in late July 2012 that he will be releasing his new album accompanied by a world tour in 2013

 

Kate French - In July 2012, French announced on Twitter that she is pregnant with their first child

 

Angelina Love - On July 1, 2012, Williams announced on her Twitter page that she had been granted her release from TNA.

 

Alexz Johnson - On July 5, 2012, Johnson hinted via her official Twitter that she was beginning official work on her sophomore studio album

 

Bruno Bouchet - Bruno was subsequently fired from his job as guest and talent producer at 2Day FM on the 23 July 2012 after making jokes on Twitter about the 2012 Aurora shooting in Colorado

 

Michel Morganella - On 30 July 2012, following the Swiss team's defeat to South Korea, the Swiss Olympic Committee expelled Morganella from the games after he posted on Twitter a message translating to "I'm going to beat up every Korean

 

In August 2012 it was reported that there is a market in fake Twitter followers that are used to increase politicians and celebrities apparent popularity add something

 

In August 2012, beta support for Basque, Czech and Greek was added, making the site available in 33 different languages add something

 

Theo Robinson - In August 2012, Robinson was reprimanded by the after he posted on Twitter that he was dropped from the matchday squad for the game at Bolton Wanderers on 21 August before the team was announced, a move which broke club rules

 

Nicki Minaj - Minaj is an avid Twitter user, holding a total of 14,000 tweets and over 14 million followers as of August 2012.

 

Frank Caliendo - On August 2, 2012, Caliendo announced on his official Twitter account that he would not be on "Fox NFL Sunday" for the 2012 season, and was replaced by Rob Riggle

 

Kathy Bates - In September 2012, she revealed via Twitter that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer two months earlier and had undergone a double mastectomy

 

In October 2012, Twitter announced it had hired Google executive Matt Derella to become their new director of business agency development add something

 

James Vaughan (footballer born 1988) - In October 2012, Vaughan announced on Twitter that he wants to represent Jamaica at international level

 

On October 5, 2012, Twitter acquired a video clip company called Vine that launched in January 2013 add something

 

Stacey Dash - On October 7, 2012 Dash posted an endorsement of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney on her Twitter account

 

Brandon Spikes - On October 11, 2012, Spikes was trying to scrub his Twitter account after he sent out a message comparing his fear of gays to his fear of spiders

 

Emilia Clarke - However, the relationship was not commented on by either of the pair nor their PR teams, and in November 2012, MacFarlane mentioned on Twitter that he is a "single guy"

 

Tyger Drew-Honey - On the 12th November 2012, Drew-Honey confirmed from his Twitter account, that his album which was supposed to be released in 2012, has been put on hold, and will be expected within the next five years, As he has other things that he would like to focus on in the meantime

 

In December 2012, Twitter and Nielsen entered a multi-year agreement to produce social TV ratings, which are expected to be commercially available for the fall 2013 season as the Nielsen Twitter TV Rating add something

 

Annie Wersching - Her character was teased on "Geoff Keighley"'s "Twitter" account before finally revealing her in the story trailer shown on "Spike Video Game Awards" on 7th December 2012

 

On December 18, 2012, Twitter announced it had surpassed 200 million monthly active users add something


2013

Twitter has been identified as a possible candidate for an initial public offering by 2013 add something

 

Twitter released Vine as a standalone app that allows users to create and share six-second looping video clips on January 24th, 2013 add something

 

The current record as of January 1, 2013, was set by all citizens of the Japan Standard Time Zone as the new year began, reaching a record of 33,388 tweets per second add something

 

On February 3, 2013, Twitter announced that a record 24,1 million tweets were sent the night of Super Bowl XLVII. add something

 

Jessie J - Via microblogging website, Twitter, Jessie J announced her first arena tour, called "Nice to Meet You Tour", will begin in March 2013

 

In April 2013 Twitter warned news organisations around the world to secure their Twitter accounts after a number of high profile hacks of official accounts including those of the Associated Press and The Guardian add something

 

In April 2013 the Associated Press' Twitter account was briefly hacked into, sending out a message that US president Barack Obama had been injured in an attack on the White House add something

 

In April 2013, Twitter announced that its Twitter Ads self-service ads platform was available to all US users without an invite add something

 

On April 18, 2013, Twitter launched a music app called Twitter Music for the iPhone add something

 

In May 2013, Twitter announced a two-factor login verification as an added measure against hacking add something

 

As of 27 May 2013, the ten accounts with the most followers belonged to the following individuals and organisations: add something

 

As of July 1, 2013, the ten accounts with the most followers belonged to the following individuals and organizations: add something

 

As of July 28, 2013, the ten accounts with the most followers belonged to the following individuals and organizations: add something

 

In August 2013, Twitter announced plans to introduce a "report abuse" button for all versions of the site add something

 

On August 19, 2013, Twitter announced Twitter Related Headlines add something

 

On August 28, 2013, Twitter acquired Trendrr add something

 

As of September 7, 2013, the ten accounts with the most followers belonged to the following individuals and organizations: add something

 

On September 9, 2013, Twitter acquired MoPub add something

 

On September 12, 2013, Twitter announced that it had filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ahead of a planned stock market listing add something

 

As of October 2013, Twitter board members include: add something

 

As of November 5, 2013, the following ten individuals and organizations managed the most popular accounts : add something

 

As of November 7, 2013, the following ten individuals and organizations managed the most popular accounts : add something


2014

As of February 5, 2014, the following ten individuals and organizations managed the most popular accounts : add something

 

As of February 16, 2014, the following ten individuals and organizations managed the most popular accounts : add something

 

A selfie orchestrated by 86th Academy awards' host Ellen DeGeneres, during the March 2, 2014 broadcast is the most retweeted image ever add something

 

According to research published in April 2014, around 44 percent of user accounts have never tweeted add something

 

As of April 27, 2014, the following ten individuals and organizations managed the most popular accounts : add something

 

In June 2014, "POLITICO" analyzed Twitter handles with the highest rates of fake followers: US President Barack Obama with 46,8 percent, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz with 35,1 percent, and Senator John McCain with 23,6 percent add something

 

On June 4, 2014, Twitter announced that it will acquire Namo Media, a technology firm specializing in "native advertising" for mobile devices add something

 

On June 19, 2014, Twitter announced that it has reached an undisclosed deal to buy SnappyTV, a service that helps edit and share video from television broadcasts add something

 

According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden and published in July 2014, the United Kingdom's GCHQ has a tool named BIRDSONG for "automated posting of Twitter updates", and a tool named BIRDSTRIKE for "Twitter monitoring and profile collection" add something

 

On July 31, 2014, Twitter announced that it has acquired a small password-security startup called Mitro add something

 

In August 2014, Twitter said that in certain cases it would delete pictures of people who had died after requests from family members and "authorized individuals" add something

 

On October 24, 2014, Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet to mark the opening of the London Science Museum's Information Age exhibition add something

 

On October 29, 2014, Twitter announced a new partnership with IBM add something

 

As of December 2014, Twitter has more than 500 million users, out of which more than 284 million are active users add something

 

On December 2014 Twitter announced new reporting and blocking policies; a blocking mechanism devised by a target of GamerGate received notable coverage add something


2015

As of January 24, 2015, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

In February 2015, in an internal Twitter memo, CEO Dick Costolo said he was 'frankly ashamed' at how poorly Twitter handled trolling and abuse, and admitted Twitter had lost users as a result add something

 

On April 6, 2015, Twitter launched its retweet with comment feature add something

 

As of April 8, 2015, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of May 2015, Twitter has more than 500 million users, out of which more than 302 million are active users add something

 

Per an updated terms of service and privacy policy, Twitter users outside of the United States will be legally served by the Ireland-based Twitter International Company instead of Twitter Inc., effective May 18, 2015 add something

 

In June 2015, he was said to be considered a potential replacement for outgoing CEO Costolo add something

 

On June 10, 2015, Twitter announced its CEO Dick Costolo will resign on July 1, 2015 add something

 

As of June 23, 2015, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of August 27, 2015, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of September 18, 2015, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

Chairman - On October 14, 2015, former Google chief business officer Omid Kordestani became executive chairman, replacing Dorsey who remains CEO. add something

 

On October 21, 2015, Twitter began to roll out the ability to attach poll questions to tweets add something

 

As of November 27, 2015, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of December 12, 2015, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something


2016

The black market for the fake followers, known as "bots", has been linked to "nearly every politically linked account from the White House to Congress to the 2016 campaign trail" add something

 

As of January 9, 2016, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of January 27, 2016, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

On February 9, 2016, Twitter announced the creation of the "Twitter Trust & Safety Council add something

 

As of March 7, 2016, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of May 16, 2016, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

On May 24, 2016, despite a rumored increase in the 140-character limit, Twitter announced only that media such as photos and videos, and the person's handle, would not count against the limit add something

 

As of May 31, 2016, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

On July 11, 2016, Twitter announced a partnership with CBS News to live stream both the 2016 Republican National Convention, July 18-21, and the 2016 Democratic National Convention, July 25-28 add something

 

On August 18, 2016 USA today reported that Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts for extremism and harassment add something

 

As of September 16, 2016, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of October 10, 2016, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

In November 2016, Twitter's stock dwindled causing acquirers to pass on a deal add something

 

On November 16, 2016, Twitter suspended the high profile "Alt-right movement" user account of Richard B. Spencer, his National Policy Institute account and his online magazine account RadixJournal add something

 

As of November 17, 2016, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of December 8, 2016, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

On December 10, 2016, alt-right Richard B. Spencer's personal Twitter account was re-instated add something

 

A month later, on December 20, 2016, CTO Adam Messinger announced that he too was leaving add something


2017

As of January 5, 2017, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of January 11, 2017, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of January 24, 2017, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of February 1, 2017, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of February 8, 2017, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of March 23, 2017, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

In April 2017, Twitter introduced "Twitter Lite", a progressive web app designed for regions with unreliable and slow Internet connections, with a size of less than one megabyte, designed for devices with limited storage capacity add something

 

As of April 13, 2017, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of May 3, 2017, the Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of June 8, 2017, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

In July 2017, Twitter announced that it would wind down SnappyTV as a separate company, and integrate its features into the Media Studio suite on Twitter add something

 

As of September 2, 2017, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

In the 11th biannual transparency report published on September 19, 2017, Twitter said that Turkey was the first among countries where about 90 percent of removal requests came from, followed by Russia, France and Germany add something

 

On September 26, 2017, Twitter announced it was testing 280-character limit tweets add something

 

As of October 4, 2017, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

On October 12, 2017, actress Rose McGowan said that Twitter had suspended her account for 12 hours after she repeatedly tweeted about former film studio executive Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, including toward her add something

 

On November 5, 2017, "The New York Times" reported that Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner had strong Kremlin backing for his investments in Facebook and Twitter add something

 

These messages were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, the limit was doubled to 280 characters for all languages except Japanese, Korean and Chinese add something

 

As of November 16, 2017, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of December 10, 2017, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of December 29, 2017, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something


2018

As of January 16, 2018, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of February 24, 2018, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

In a March 8, 2018 live-stream on Twitter's Periscope, Dorsey discussed the idea of allowing any user to get a verified account add something

 

In May 2018, in response to scrutiny over the the misuse of Twitter by those seeking to maliciously influence elections, Twitter announced that it would partner with the nonprofit organization Ballotpedia to add special labels verifying the authenticity of political candidates running for election in the U.S. add something

 

On May 5, 2018, Twitter sent out an update/mail to every customer regarding a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log add something

 

As of August 2, 2018, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

On August 24, 2018, his account was suspended for using words like "hypocrite," "scum," "deranged," "entitled," and "insane" to describe a user who called for him to be tortured, flying hot on the heels of a temporary suspension of blogger Caitlin Johnstone for calling Senator John McCain a war criminal add something

 

As of August 27, 2018, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something

 

As of September 22, 2018, the ten Twitter accounts with the most followers were: add something