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Results from The Twitter Blog for: August 2013

Commemorating the March on Washington

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was commemorated on Twitter.


Keep up with conversations on Twitter

Today we’re updating our iPhone and Android apps, as well as, to make it easier to discover and follow conversations in your home timeline. From buzz about the VMAs to debates around upcoming football games, people come to Twitter to take part in these real-time, global, public conversations.

To date, such exchanges haven’t always been easy to follow. With this in mind, we’ve now made it easier for you to see conversations as they’re taking place. Here’s how it will look:


#VMAs 2013

Year after year, viewers transform Twitter into the social soundtrack of the @MTV Video Music Awards. Last night was no different, as the VMAs brought a party to the streets of Brooklyn as well as to Twitter.

Fans and stars alike tweeted their own commentaries about the show’s performances, awards, and fashions.


New headlines feature offers story behind the Tweet

Every Tweet can foster stories elsewhere.

Starting today, you will see a new “Related headlines” section on the permalink page of Tweets that have been embedded on websites. It lists and links to websites where the Tweet was embedded, making it easier to discover stories that provide more context.


Get "Más Social" at Premios Tu Mundo

TV and Vine

At tonight’s Telemundo’s Premios Tu Mundo awards, you’ll be the first to know top secret results — if you’re following along on Vine.


Improvements to login verification, photos and more

Today’s Twitter for iOS and Android updates let you enroll in login verification and approve login requests directly from your mobile app. Now, in addition to the SMS-based login verification that we released in May, you can use login verification without relying on text messages.


Dive into Shark Week

Sharks have left a big mark on Twitter already, but brace yourself — they’re coming again. Sunday is the official start to the Discovery Channel’s @SharkWeek, which means