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Twitter IPO: TWTR by numbers

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Twitter IPO: TWTR by numbers

Rather than being a platform where one could simply send out their message to multiple people, Twitter has evolved to a platform where news is broken (the raid that led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden was accidentally reported live on Twitter), feats are celebrated (Barrack Obama's tweet to declare his victory in 2012 US Presidential elections was viewed approximately 25 million times), revolutions are empowered (Arab Spring) and people around the world generally share moments together (remember Felix's space jump earlier this year?). These are still early days for Twitter - Facebook has approximately five times more users - and there is still a long way to go. But one things is certain, its importance is growing as time passes. Let's take a look at some important numbers related to Twitter.

Twitter updates web and mobile apps with improved conversation view and ability to report abuse

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Twitter updates web and mobile apps with improved conversation view and ability to report abuse

Twitter now delivers 350 billion tweets each day

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Twitter now delivers 350 billion tweets each day

Twitter now delivers an astonishing 350 billion tweets each day, the company said on Friday. ”Delivering 350 billion Tweets a day is a terribly fun engineering challenge. But, it doesn’t capture how passionate our users are,” the company said from its official Twitter Engineering account. Coincidentally we’re sure, the news comes just one day after Google bragged that it had amassed 10 million Google+ users in just two weeks, and that these users collectively share 1 billion items each day. Google+ has quite a way to go before it is anywhere near as popular as Twitter, of course, but it’s certainly doing well for a 2-week-old product.

Meet ‘The Nest’: Cross-platform, multi-app Twitter sync done right

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Meet ‘The Nest’: Cross-platform, multi-app Twitter sync done right

When it comes to Twitter, we’re just as addicted as every other poor soul who got sucked in. We’re constantly connected on our phones and computers, always checking our timelines, and we crouch in a corner and cry every time the fail whale rears its ugly head. As addictive as the service is though, Twitter is often asleep at the wheel when it comes to features. Luckily, that’s where third-party developers come into play and when it comes to Twitter apps, there are now thousands of choices across every platform imaginable. Even once you’ve found your Twitter apps of choice, however, one of the most annoying things about being addicted to Twitter is constantly seeing the same tweets as you move back and forth between your phone, PC tablet and other devices. What’s more, when you make changes to your mobile client say, adding a new list column you have to make the same changes all over again in your other clients. But what if there was a better way?

Twitter surpasses 200 million users, more than 70% are international

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Twitter surpasses 200 million users, more than 70% are international

Twitter’s vice president of international strategy, Katie Stanton, recently confirmed that the social network now has more than 200 million users. With 70% of those users are tweeting from outside of the United States. Japan is home to the Emperors’ share of tweets with more than 25% of posts originating from there. Twitter, which launched in July of 2006, adds a whopping 500,000 new users per day.