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Results from The Twitter Blog for: February 2013

An update to Twitter for Windows Phone

Today we’re introducing a new version of Twitter for Windows Phone. In addition to a new design, which brings the app in line with other Twitter apps, this update includes several features that make it easier for you to discover and share the content that matters to you.


Twitter for Firefox OS

Yesterday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla announced that 18 mobile operators from around the world will support Firefox OS, its new mobile operating system that takes advantage of the power of the web. When those devices begin to ship, Twitter for Firefox OS will be available in the Firefox Marketplace.


A look back at the Oscars

Tonight was Hollywood’s biggest night for celebrating film, and Twitter hosted a global Oscars party. Whether you were cheering on your favorite nominees or just checking out behind the scenes pictures, Twitter united the audience at home with attendees at the show, bringing them closer to the glitz and glam.


Watch the #Oscars with the stars

Just like the movies that the awards celebrate, the Oscars show always delivers a mix of drama and comedy, suspense and surprises, and tears and cheers. As the audience in the Dolby Theatre claps, laughs, and cries, so do the viewers at home. Watching along with Twitter, you can have the best of both worlds: get insider access from stars who know the Oscars best, and join fellow film fans in a global viewing party.

From the red carpet to the Dolby Theatre to their own couches at home, this year’s live-tweeting cast includes:



Premio Lo Nuestro take center stage

Awards season is in full swing, and tonight’s big show is all about celebrating the best in Latin music. The 25th annual Premio Lo Nuestro music awards show will air on Univision at 8pm ET/ PT; the red-carpet kickoff, La Noche De Estrellas, starts one hour earlier at 7pm ET/ PT. Tune in to Twitter for both, and you won’t miss a beat.


Introducing DMARC for emails

We send out lots of emails every day to our users letting them know what’s happening on Twitter. But there’s no shortage of bad actors sending emails that appear to come from a address in order to trick you into giving away key details about your Twitter account, or other personal information, commonly called “phishing”.


A friendly reminder about password security

Over the past couple of days, there’s been a fair amount of conversation about account security on Twitter. We thought we’d take advantage of this moment to remind you of best practices around passwords – both on Twitter and on the Internet generally.


This week on Twitter - 18 February

Monday, Feb. 18; 10:00 p.m. ET Molly Quinn will be live tweeting for the “Castle” 2-part episode“Castle” (@Castle_ABC), #SaveAlexisFollow: Molly Quinn (@MollyQuinn93)


2013 State of the Union

Each year the President’s State of the Union speech, and the opposition response that follows it, ignites a national conversation about a host of issues. Tonight’s #SOTU address and response drew more than 1.36 million Tweets.


This Week on Twitter - Feb.11

The ABC Sweeps Tweets (Ongoing) Monday, Feb. 11; 2:00 p.m. ET “General Hospital” (@GeneralHospital), #GH Follow: Genie Francis (@GenieFrancis)