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Results from The Twitter Blog for: June 2011

200 million Tweets per day

Halfway through 2011, users on Twitter are now sending 200 million Tweets per day. For context on the speed of Twitter’s growth, in January of 2009, users sent two million Tweets a day, and one year ago they posted 65 million a day.


Global pulse

During major events, people use Twitter to share news and thoughts with friends, family and followers around the world. Messages originating in one place are quickly spread across the globe through Retweets, @replies and Direct Messages.


Link sharing made simple

We’ve been working on a bunch of features to make Twitter easier to use. Today, we’re releasing something that many of you have been asking for – automatic link shortening on

How does it work? Just paste a link of any length into the Tweet box on After you’ve composed your Tweet and you hit the “Tweet” button, we’ll shorten the link so that it only takes up 19 characters.


Oba! Twitter in Brazilian Portuguese

Starting today, Twitter will be available in Brazilian Portuguese. After adding the language to our translation center, it was fully translated in only three days, making this translation project Twitter’s fastest yet.


iOS 5: Tweet everywhere

Twitter has always been the best way to instantly share whatever is happening around you, and everything you’re interested in, anywhere you are. And today we’re working with Apple to make sharing on Twitter even easier: Twitter is built right into iOS 5, coming soon to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices worldwide.



Twitter brings the most meaningful information in the world right to your pocket. And, we’re constantly working on ways to make that even better.

One good search can take you #anywhere.