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Results from The Twitter Blog for: November 2012

NFL on Twitter: Week 12


It’s no surprise that the @DallasCowboys, aka America’s team, and phenom rookie QB @RGIII placed the Cowboys / Redskins game as the most mentioned on Twitter for Week 12. Meanwhile, the other NFC East team, the @Giants, ended the @Packers’ winning streak with a big 38-10 victory over Green Bay.

Here are this week’s most buzzed-about games:Read more…

Twitter Fiction Festival selections


After reviewing a wide array of entries from 20+ countries, the Twitter Fiction Festival selection panel has chosen a diverse array of storytelling projects to showcase during the Festival. The external panel was composed of experts from around the publishing industry in the US, but the showcase they’ve selected includes published and novice authors from all over the globe. These special Twitter experiments will be highlighted on a dedicated showcase page during the Festival, starting Wednesday.Read more…

Giving and receiving thanks

That most American holiday, Thanksgiving, is upon us. Lots of you are turning to Twitter to express gratitude for the things you feel most grateful for this year — and it turns out that besides being an easy way to give thanks, Twitter is a useful tool for discovering more ways to give back. Food banks and volunteer organizations are tweeting about how people can give back this Thanksgiving season. You’ll find lots of opportunities to support a wide range of community needs.Read more…

#OnlyOnTwitter: Taking office

During this election cycle, candidates used Twitter to take voters all along the campaign journey. Now, the winners have headed to Washington to prepare for the new term. Tweets from the new and re-elected members offer a glimpse of what the Capitol will look when the 113th Congress convenes.

Senators-elect Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Ted Cruz of Texas and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts shared pictures as they visited their new digs:Read more…

Search for a new perspective


Over the last few months we’ve made it easier to search for what’s happening in real time with autocomplete, related queries and spelling corrections. And starting today you’ll see better search results that highlight the photos, videos and news shared on Twitter, all wrapped up in more social context tailored for you.

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More to see on iPhone and Android


In the past few months we’ve expanded the Tweet so you can enjoy more with 140 characters. You can now view article and photo previews from more than 2,000 partners or view photos and videos in beautiful fullscreen. And now it’s easier for you to see this great content when you check Discover or search to find out what’s happening.Read more…

Sharing Tweets just got easier


If you’re like me, you probably come across Tweets every day that you’d like to share. They might be funny or include a striking photo. They might be breaking news or feature old news.Read more…

NFL on Twitter: Week 10


The @saints’ victory over the @atlanta_falcons was a sure headline maker, but on Twitter, the @Eagles vs. @DallasCowboys took the cake for most-Tweeted about game during Week 10. Meanwhile, @MikeVick’s injury gave him the title of most buzzed-about player.Read more…

Announcing the Twitter Fiction Festival panel


With the submission deadline for our Twitter Fiction Festival coming up on Thursday, now’s a good time to introduce you to the people who will help us decide what to showcase. They come from all across the writing world, and we’re thrilled to have their input.Read more…

This Week on Twitter: 12 November

Food Network’s Thanksgiving Live (Nov. 18, 12 p.m. ET) To celebrate the fact that Thanksgiving is almost upon us, the Food Network (@FoodNetwork) is giving fans a chance to ask questions, connect with their favorite chefs and each other.Read more…