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Results from The Twitter Blog for: January 2011

The Tweets Must Flow


Our goal is to instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them. For this to happen, freedom of expression is essential. Some Tweets may facilitate positive change in a repressed country, some make us laugh, some make us think, some downright anger a vast majority of users. We don’t always agree with the things people choose to tweet, but we keep the information flowing irrespective of any view we may have about the content.


#SB45: @steelers vs @packers

Around this time of year, the conversation on Twitter turns to football –of the American variety– as people around the world begin talking about the Super Bowl.


한글 트위터

전세계적으로 트위터의 사용이 증가하고 있는 가운데, 작년에 가장 빠른 성장세를 보인 국가 중 하나가 바로 대한민국입니다. 한국에서 지난 1년간 트위터의 사용자 수는 무려 10배가 증가 하였습니다.

오늘, 트위터는 한국 사용자들에게 더욱 가까이 다가갑니다. 먼저, 트위터 웹사이트인 Twitter.com과 트위터의 모바일 웹사이트를 한국어로 만나보실 수 있습니다.

한국 사용자들은 한글 트위터를 이용해 보다 쉽게 본인에게 의미가 있는 사용자들과 연결되고 소통할 수 있게 되었습니다. 실제로 이미 많은 한국 이용자들이 트위터에서 활약중입니다.



Tip #102 Quickly drag and drop photos into your Tweet using Twitter for Mac


Celebrating a New Year with a New Tweet Record

Well, that didn’t take long. Just four seconds after midnight in Japan on January 1st, Twitterers set an all-time record in the number of Tweets sent per second (TPS). At that moment, the world sent a staggering 6,939 TPS wishing friends and followers a fond “Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu” (“Happy New Year!”).


Twitter for Mac

Twitter is proud to introduce an appropriately slick and simple desktop application for Mac computers. Twitter for Mac has launched today as part of the Mac App Store.

This app gives Twitter users another fast and convenient way to stay connected to what they care about the most. Tweets appear in real-time (using our streaming API), and the app auto-shortens URLs and has lots of useful keyboard shortcuts.


Ready for Kick-off

It’s time for the @NFL playoffs, and they are sure to generate more Twitter conversation than ever before. And, this year, the teams and players, themselves will have lots to say. All 12 playoff teams and a full one-third (200+) of the players in the playoffs have Twitter accounts.