26 Facts About Twitter

1. 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".

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2. In 2009, Twitter won the "Breakout of the Year" Webby Award.

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3. In 2009, Nielsen Online reported that Twitter had a user-retention rate of forty percent.

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4. In 2016, Twitter cooperated with the Israeli government to remove certain content originating outside Israel from tweets seen in Israel.

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5. In early 2016, Twitter announced that Fabric was installed on more than 2 billion active devices and used by more than 225,000 developers.

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6. In October 2014, Twitter announced Fabric, a suite of mobile developer tools built around Crashlytics.

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7. In 2010, Twitter mandated that all developers adopt OAuth authentication with just 9 weeks of notice.

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8. On June 7, 2011, Twitter announced that it was rolling out the feature.

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

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10. In June 2011, Twitter announced that it would offer small businesses a self-service advertising system.

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11. In 2016, Twitter was valued by Forbes at US$15.7 billion.

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12. In March 2011, 35,000 Twitter shares sold for US$34.50 each on Sharespost, an implied valuation of US$7.8 billion.

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13. In 2009, Twitter had a monthly user retention rate of forty percent.

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14. In March 2018, Twitter is ranked the twelfth most visited website by Alexa's web traffic analysis.

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15. In 2015, Twitter began to roll out the ability to attach poll questions to tweets.

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

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17. In June 2016, Twitter acquired an artificial intelligence startup called Magic Pony for $150 million.

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18. On March 13, 2015, Twitter announced its acquisition of Periscope, an app that allows live streaming of video.

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19. On October 29, 2014, Twitter announced a new partnership with IBM.

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

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21. In July 2014, Twitter announced that it intends to buy a young company called CardSpring for an undisclosed sum.

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22. 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.

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

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24. On January 28, 2013, Twitter acquired Crashlytics in order to build out its mobile developer products.

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25. On December 18, 2012, Twitter announced it had surpassed 200 million monthly active users.

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

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