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Results from The Twitter Blog for: July 2009

New Front Page!

Today we’re trying a redesigned front page for folks who are new to If you’re a regular around these parts, then you won’t notice the new look unless you sign out of your account. Helping people access Twitter in more relevant and useful ways upon first introduction lowers the barrier to accessing the value Twitter has to offer and presents the service more consistently with how it has evolved.


Twitter Over SMS with O2 in the UK

Full, two-way interaction with Twitter over SMS is now available for everyone who uses O2, the largest mobile operator in the UK. There are no extra fees associated with Twittering over SMS on the 02 network—standard or in bundle rates apply for updating your account and receiving tweets over SMS is free so Tweet your heart out!


Enhancing Value for Customers and Businesses

BestBuy, Good Stuff

Letterman Discovers Twitter via Spacey

David Letterman was introduced to Twitter via Kevin Spacey on last night’s Late Show. Once Dave got past the concept of typing with his thumbs he was able to characterize Twitter as “a waste of time.” That’s generally how Twitter was characterized in 2007 so Dave’s only two years behind—we’ll give him a little more time to catch up. Read more...

Someone Call Security

Early yesterday, we were contacted by two blog journalists who had just been offered internal business documents stolen from Twitter by a hacker.


Twitter, Even More Open Than We Wanted

About a month ago, an administrative employee here at Twitter was targeted and her personal email account was hacked. From the personal account, we believe the hacker was able to gain information which allowed access to this employee’s Google Apps account which contained Docs, Calendars, and other Google Apps Twitter relies on for sharing notes, spreadsheets, ideas, financial details and more within the company. Since then, we have performed a security audit and reminded everyone of the importance of personal security guidelines.


TweetCraft for WoW Players

TweetCraft is an in-game Twitter client for World of Warcraft, the wildly popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game by Blizzard Entertainment. If you’re a WoW player you might like it because you can send and receive tweets in-game, upload screenshots to TwitPic, automatically tweet when you get an achievement, and more. Also, the overly dramatic video promo is fun. Read more...

Twittering from the Tractor

Embedded video from CNN Video


May The Tweets Be With You

The ecosystem growing around Twitter is something we very much believe in nourishing and supporting. There are lots of really awesome services and applications out there like TweetDeck, TweetMeme, Tweetie, BackTweets, Tweetboard, and others that we absolutely love as do many users.