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Results from The Twitter Blog for: December 2013

Twitter Alerts: New countries and features

In September, we launched Twitter Alerts to help people receive critical information during times of crisis. Since then, Twitter Alerts has grown to include countries and organizations around the world.


Reverting the changes to block functionality

Earlier today, we made a change to the way the “block” function of Twitter works. We have decided to revert the change after receiving feedback from many users – we never want to introduce features at the cost of users feeling less safe. Any blocks you had previously instituted are still in effect.


New features for Twitter for Mac

Today we’re updating Twitter for Mac to include a number of great features, along with a new look and feel. Here’s more information on what’s new:


This year on Twitter

Twitter is the real-time soundtrack to the biggest global moments and events as they unfold in the world, and 2013 was no exception. Whether it was the Super Bowl blackout or the German election,


@TIME’s Person of the Year

Once a year, the editors of TIME magazine select the one person or entity who has most affected the world stage over the past 12 months. The honoree adorns the cover of the the news magazine — and this year, is also recognized by this Tweet:


Winning the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award: #jointheflock

Earlier today, the jobs and career community @Glassdoor announced Twitter has won its Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the 50 Best Places to Work in 2014. As the top technology company recognized, and number two overall, we’re extraordinarily honored by this recognition.


Photos in direct messages and swipe between timelines

Every day, people come to Twitter to find out what’s happening in the world and talk about it. Today, we’re updating our mobile apps to make this even easier.


#OnlyOnTwitter: World Cup draw

1.7 million Tweets were sent about the World Cup draw today, including from the athletes themselves.


We might say it was ‘alive with the sound’ … of Tweets


Last night NBC did something fairly unique for this era: they aired a live TV performance of Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music starring @carrieunderwood.

Many Music fans (they are a legion) considered this to be appointment viewing, and were surprised to see something so unusual for network television. That novelty coupled with the fact of it being aired live drove a large volume of conversation on Twitter.


Follow the World Cup draw on Twitter

When big sporting events happen in the world, they happen on Twitter — and events do not come much bigger than the FIFA World Cup.

For football fans (or fußball, soccer, or fútbol…), the journey to Brazil 2014 begins in earnest this Friday, December 6 with the FIFA World Cup draw. The draw will select who will meet whom in the group stages of next June’s competition, setting up the matches that will shape next summer’s sporting calendar.