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Results from The Twitter Blog for: June 2013

The topography of Tweets

Sometimes a map is not enough. What if instead of just showing roads and boundaries, it was a 3D model you could manipulate and explore?

That is exactly what our data visualization scientist Nicolas Belmonte (@philogb) did with every geotagged tweet ever recorded, producing this incredible visualization of billions of Tweets.


24 hours of global governance

Over the course of 24 hours, global attention turned to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas state legislature and the Australian Parliament — and Twitter served as the global town square for all of these significant civic showdowns.


This Week on Twitter - June 24

Thursday, June 27; 7:00 p.m. ET Basketball fans can tune in to the #NBADraft this Thursday on ESPN (@ESPN). Follow the NBA (@NBA) for behind-the-scenes NBA Draft photos from the Twitter Mirror throughout the night.


A king, a cup, and a legend


What a week for sports fans. The NBA Finals came down to the @MiamiHEAT and @Spurs battling into the final seconds in Game 7, the @NHLBruins and @NHLBlackhawks have put on a gritty battle for the Stanley Cup, and a baseball legend shared 63 years of history in 140 characters.


This Week on Twitter - June 17

Monday, June 17 (ongoing) Soccer fans can tune into Univision (@UnivisionSports) to watch the FIFA Confederations Brazil Cup (@FIFAcom), and become the “third analyst” of the tournament. Fans’ Twitter commentary will be featured on pre- and post- game shows, and fans will have a chance to participate in on-screen Twitter polls about best and worst plays and



Public service announcement: A very special holiday is coming up. (Yeah, we’re all aflutter about holidays. The way we see it, just about any holiday is a good excuse to use Twitter, right?)

Well, despite a teeny tiny miscommunication, we did put together a short video for this annual fest. Just so there’s no misunderstanding, we’re of course talking about F-A-T-H-E-R-S Day.


#FollowMe: Create an instant Twitter highlight reel

If you wanted to capture your Twitter style in a beautiful highlight reel, how would you go about it?

Now you can uncover your most engaging photos, Vine videos and Tweets and turn them into a highlight reel of your best moments on Twitter with just a few clicks.


This Week on Twitter - June 9

Sunday, June 9; 4:10 p.m. ET Major League Baseball (@MLB) and Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) are teaming up for the first-ever in-game Twitter takeover during the Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) vs. Atlanta Braves (@Braves) game, live from Dodger Stadium. The hilarious @funnyordie crew will be tweeting, posting photos and Vine videos from @MLB, @Dodgers and @Braves


#OnlyOnTwitter: Country music for a global audience

During last night’s CMT Music Awards, the biggest stars in country music took to Twitter to give fans everywhere a taste of Southern soul. Through glimpses into backstage beauty routines or Vine videos of performers expressing thanks to their fans, viewers were transported to Nashville for the night.


Vine for Android: Every robot has its day

Android owners: Welcome to Vine. Starting today, you can begin to shoot, share and watch short looping videos. We’ve been looking forward to this day, and we’re excited to get the app into your hands.