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Results from The Twitter Blog for: July 2011

Timely Tweets: Now easier to see

We all come to Twitter to connect with the latest information on the topics and people we care about. So when we decide to follow a favorite brand, business or charitable organization, we expect to be among the first to get a special announcement, access to exclusive content or a great offer.


Keeping your account safe

We are often asked the question, “How do I keep my Twitter account safe and private?” Good question, and we’re happy you asked.


Tune into a Hashtag

Tuning into a hashtag on Twitter is a handy way to dig into any interest, topic or timely conversation. Following live events like the Women’s World Cup (happening this week with the championship finals on Sunday) through its associated hashtag #WWC brings you to a stream of energetic Tweets from fans and athletes, as well as instant news and media from those on the ground keeping you up-to-date on the very latest.


Twitter for Android – Now with Push Notifications and Multiple Accounts

Today we’re releasing the latest version of Twitter for Android. It includes some of the most commonly requested features from our users.

First, we now offer push notifications. Push notifications let you instantly receive Twitter updates – no matter what you’re doing on your phone. In your account settings, select “automatic refresh” and choose to receive updates for Direct Messages, @Mentions (from the people you follow or anyone), and Tweets.


One Million Registered Twitter Apps

Application developers play a fundamental role in helping people get the best out of Twitter. As an ecosystem, we’ve just crossed one million registered applications, built by more than 750,000 developers around the world. This is up from 150,000 apps just a year ago.  A new app is registered every 1.5 seconds, fueling a spike in ecosystem growth in the areas of analytics, curation and publisher tools.


Discover: #longreads

Twitter connects people to all forms of media that provide more in-depth context and content than 140 characters can ever provide. A great example of this is found by searching the hashtag #longreads.

Once you do, you’ll find tweeted suggestions of long articles and short stories by serious fans of great journalism and writing.


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