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Results from The Twitter Blog for: February 2012

Twitter Recap: Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

A motorcycle, a mailman, the 7-2 starting center for the Indiana Pacers and @IAmDiddy: these are a few of the things over which Jeremy Evans (@JeremyEvans40), Derrick Williams (@RealDWill7), Paul George (@King24George) and Chase Budinger (@CBudinger)


Promoted Products: now more mobile

It has been nearly two years since we introduced Promoted Tweets, the first in our suite of Promoted Products. In that time, people around the world have increasingly accessed Twitter from a mobile device. Today, we are taking an important next step in making our Promoted Products available to those users.

To date, mobile users may have seen Promoted Products in the following ways:


Hooray for Hollywood: The Oscars on Twitter

Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was packed with unexpected moments both onstage and off. While Tinseltown enjoyed the evening from the Hollywood and Highland Center, Twitter gave the rest of us an all-access pass to join the fun from anywhere in the world.

From emotional wins to a notorious red carpet moment, the stars gave us something to talk about. Here are the most-tweeted moments of the evening:


Discover: Literature

Like a good book, Twitter can take you anywhere. And now it’s even easier to discover literature and follow your favorite authors, critics, magazines and publishers by downloading the official Twitter app on the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet, and the Amazon Kindle Fire.


Oscar Night on Twitter

The 84th Academy Awards show is almost here and there are so many reasons to tune in, from red carpet fashion to the winners’ acceptance speeches. No matter which part of the gala you’re most interested in, there are lots of ways to have more fun with it through Twitter.


Let your Tweets determine the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk champion

This Saturday, four of the most dynamic players in the NBA will take it to the rim in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest—and you can decide who wins by voting with a Tweet.

Tune in to TNT at 8 pm (ET) to vote for the new Sprite Slam Dunk champion by tweeting the hashtag #SpriteSlam with the last name of your favorite dunker. This year, there are no judges for the contest––just fans like you who will determine the outcome by tweeting. Fans will also be able to vote via text message and on


Twitter mobile app updates for iPhone and Android

New versions of both Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android are available today. Both apps bring back high-demand features, including the swipe shortcut, and they also introduce new design and functionality improvements. Here’s a rundown.


Coming Soon: Twitter Advertising for Small Businesses

Successful small business owners intuitively know how to build meaningful relationships with their customers. They were the first to use Twitter to talk with consumers in real time, and their creativity demonstrated Twitter’s potential as a marketing platform.


New version of Twitter, now on for everyone

In December, we launched a new version of Twitter. It’s been available for mobile phones, via the mobile web, Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android, and we’ve been rolling it out steadily to Now, everyone has access to it. A few of the highlights:


Twitter Recap: GRAMMYs 2012

Whether or not you were able to watch the #Grammys live on Sunday night, you probably heard about the biggest Twitter moments. Here’s a quick look at how the night played out in Tweets.