It might not surprise you to know that music is consistently among the most popular topics on Twitter. From interacting with your favorite artists to finding out about new songs, concerts and news, Twitter brings you closer to everything you love about music.
In the little bit of spare time I have outside of Twitter I like to write fiction. That’s why when I came to Twitter I volunteered to help work with authors and publishers about how best to use Twitter.
One of the things about Twitter being a real-time platform is that being on Twitter means you have to be ready for anything. Whether it’s President Obama suddenly announcing on a Thursday afternoon that he’s going to field questions from constituents or it’s the stars of Pretty in Pink picking up where their characters left off— Twitter will always surprise you. And it’s these sorts of unique moments that pop up in your timeline that could happen #OnlyOnTwitter.
Yesterday, around the world, people paused their daily routines to gaze upward for a glimpse of the annular solar eclipse. They pointed cameras and cameraphones towards the sun or at the deepening dancing shadows in hopes of capturing images of this incredible sight. Collectively, these photos transcend language to tell the story of people marveling at one of our solar system’s most magical moments.
NASCAR drivers have covered a lot of ground this year — and they’ve done it on Twitter. While @JimmieJohnson was 41,000 feet in the air, he hosted a live chat with fans. When the top Sprint Cup racers took a trip to the White House, they documented every step of their journey.
What do you have in common with Usher, Carrie Underwood, and Maroon 5? You can experience the excitement of the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night live on ABC 8pm ET / 7pm CT (8pm PT). Okay, we can’t promise that you’ll literally rub elbows with Alicia Keys, but following the show on Twitter can make you feel like you’re on the red carpet, at the award podium, and backstage with your favorite musicians.
Communities are stitched together by numerous kinds of ties. In person there’s the smile, handshake, a shared laugh. From afar there’s the letter, email, a phone call. Twitter has a noteworthy power to bring you closer to a community instantaneously, and this week’s collection of #OnlyOnTwitter moments illustrates how this can be done with photographs.
Every day, hundreds of thousands of people sign up for Twitter to get closer to the things they care about — friends, businesses, celebrities, news and information from all over. If you’ve used Twitter for awhile, you know it can take some effort to find and follow the accounts that really reflect your interests. If you’re signing up for Twitter for the first time, we want that process to be easy and fast.
Starting today, you can discover the best of Twitter in a weekly email digest delivered to your inbox. This summary features the most relevant Tweets and stories shared by the people you’re connected to on Twitter.
Stories feature a design similar to the recently updated Discover tab, emphasizing who shared each story beneath summaries to help you decide which ones matter most to you. Click any headline to finish reading the story, add your take by tweeting directly from the email, and see related Tweets from the people you follow.
Officially, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in the U.S. Of course, all year long, Twitter is filled with love and appreciation (and, of course, a little humor) for our moms. Here are some of our favorite moments of mom shared on Twitter the other 364 days of the year.
Even though her comedy is often inspired by her family life, Mindy Kaling shared a sincere perspective on her relationship with her mom: