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Results from The Twitter Blog for: September 2009

Soon to Launch: Lists

My name is Nick Kallen (@nk) and I’m the project lead on Lists, a new feature we’re testing with a small subset of users. The idea is to allow people to curate lists of Twitter accounts. For example, you could create a list of the funniest Twitter accounts of all time, athletes, local businesses, friends, or any compilation that makes sense.


New Twitter Funding

There’s a lot of talk today about our financing. Yesterday we closed a significant round of funding with a group of investment firms that we’re excited to publicly thank: Insight Venture Partners, T. Rowe Price, Institutional Venture Partners, Spark Capital, Benchmark Capital, and Morgan Stanley.


One More Thing: Twitter+AOL

Like we said earlier today, people should read or write tweets wherever they prefer and there’s a large portion of Internet users who prefer AOL. As a proud partner in AOL Lifestream, Twitter will be smoothly integrated into AIM, Bebo, and Some of your other favorite services like YouTube, Flickr, Digg, and Facebook are also part of the action. Did I mention that our Platform team has working overtime lately? We love those guys!


MySpace Gets Twitterized!

There are tens of thousands of mobile, desktop, and web applications creating a variety of ways to interact with Twitter on your favorite device or service. We think people should read or write tweets wherever they prefer so we work with social networks, mobile networks, television networks, and search engines to make that happen. This week, fans of MySpace have started taking their @usernames with them by syncing their accounts with Twitter.


Four More Themes

If you like using as your Twitter client, then you might be interested to know that we’ve added four more themes to the design collection. We’ve also updated the default theme and avatar to match our front page. If you prefer the classic default theme, it’s still there and you can change it back. To change your Twitter page design, visit Settings > Design.


Twitter's New Terms of Service

At the start, critics often said, “Twitter is fun, but it’s not useful.” At one point @ev responded dryly with, “Neither is ice cream.” Things have come a long way in a short time. We recognized potential early but users and platform developers would demonstrate how much more Twitter could be. Fostering an open and increasingly important network is not as easily dismissed as it once was—but it’s still fun!