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Results from The Twitter Blog for: April 2013

An invitation to #ComedyFest (BYOB)

This Week on Twitter - Apr. 29

Monday, Apr. 29 - May 3; 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT This week kicks off #ComedyFest from Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral). Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) and Carl Reiner (@CarlReiner) will answer questions in an “in-Tweet” Livestream event hosted by Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow). Fans should follow @ComedyCentral and @MelBrooks (who will be posting his first Tweet on Monday) for more information. The rest of the festival will celebrate comedy, comedians and everyone who likes to laugh.


#OnlyOnTwitter: A Presidential Week

It’s been a historic week on Twitter, as two former U.S. Presidents let their presence be known on Twitter. Bill Clinton joined the ranks of President Barack Obama, all 100 U.S. Senators and 95 percent of the House of Representatives, while the dedication of George W. Bush’s new Bush Center brought us closer to all 5 living presidents via Twitter.


New improvements to Twitter for Mac

Today we’re announcing a few improvements to Twitter for Mac:


This Week on Twitter - Apr. 22

Monday, Apr. 22; 8:00 p.m. ET / PT It’s a hashtag war! Tune into Love & Hip Hop Atlanta and vote on the characters’ actions with hashtag #LHHATL. Follow @LoveHipHopVH1 for the questions and after the show for results.


Now playing: Twitter #music

Today, we’re releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. And, of course, you can tweet songs right from the app.


This Week on Twitter - Apr. 15

Saturday, Apr. 20; 12:00 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT Comedy legends Cheech and Chong (@CheechandChong) will host a Twitter Q&A in celebration of their new animated feature-length film, “Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie”. Fans can follow the conversation or participate by using the hashtag #CC420.


Cast your votes for the MTV Movie Awards

For this year’s MTV Movie Awards, the judges are stepping aside and letting the viewers’ voice be heard: fans can now cast their vote via a Tweet. As movie buffs tune-in, they can also tweet-in as they vote, comment on their favorite acceptance speeches, share their picks for best dressed, or join the conversation as their favorite actors live-tweet the show. Viewers can check out the MTV Movie Awards Discover page, for specially-curated content live, leading up to and during the show.


Trends in 160+ locations

Today, we’re introducing Trends in more than 160 new locations. Included in that list are a number of countries that will be getting Trends for the first time: Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine, plus more than 130 new cities in countries that already have Trends.


Tweet Week on CBS

Day in and day out, tuning in with Twitter makes watching TV all the more enjoyable. You can talk to the stars of your favorite scripted shows, see behind-the-scenes peeks of what happens on talk show sets, or receive exclusive color commentary about a big game. Bridging its primetime, daytime, and sports programming, CBS is kicking of #CBSTweetWeek today, offering viewers an exclusive weeklong tweetstravaganza.