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Results from The Twitter Blog for: March 2011

So a bar walks into an app...

Last month, we released an update to Twitter for iPhone and iPad containing a number of features that made finding friends and sharing information on Twitter even easier. The iPhone app also contained a new feature we wanted to test named the QuickBar. The QuickBar was originally conceived to help users discover what’s happening in the broader world beyond people they already follow.


Happy Birthday Twitter!

Making Twitter more secure: HTTPS

Today, we’re taking an important step to make it easier to manage the security of your Twitter experience – we are adding a user setting that lets you always use HTTPS when accessing Using HTTPS for your favorite Internet services is particularly important when using them over unsecured WiFi connections.

For some time, users have been able to use Twitter via HTTPS by going to We’ve made it simpler for users to do this by adding the option to always use HTTPS.



Five years ago this week, a small team of people started working on a prototype of the service that we now know as Twitter. On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey (@jack) sent the first Tweet.

Today, on every measure of growth and engagement, Twitter is growing at a record pace. Here are some numbers:



Support for Japan

Our thoughts, sympathy, and support go out to those in Japan affected by Friday’s powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami.


Honoring Women Everywhere

When American men went off to war in the 1940’s, women stepped up to the plate and kept the factories running. When women weren’t legally allowed to join trade organizations in Germany around 1850, they set off to start their own. And from New Zealand to Saudi Arabia, over 120 years, women have fought for and won the right to vote in nearly 200 nations.


Twitter for iPhone & iPad: Even Better

Twitter for iPhone is already the third-most popular way to access Twitter (after and and our official iPad app is the top way for people to connect with Twitter on Apple’s tablet. Today, we introduced a handful of new features that make them even better.

These include: