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Results from The Twitter Blog for: 2017

Introducing Twitter Lite

Twitter Lite is a more accessible, faster and more affordable way for people to use Twitter when they are on slow mobile networks, have expensive data plans and with limited storage on their mobile device.

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Step to the plate with @MLB on Twitter

While the @MLB season officially began on Sunday, Major League Baseball Opening Week is a reminder that fans around the world will turn to Twitter to follow their favorite teams and players and chatter about the news on and off the diamond in real time. But no matter where their allegiances lie, all fans can count on Twitter for nonstop baseball action. And this season, live streams of @MLB games will happen on Twitter.

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How North Carolina’s #NationalChampionship victory played out on Twitter

As North Carolina (@UNC_Basketball) defeated Gonzaga (@ZagMBB) in the NCAA men’s college basketball championship, the real-time conversation amongst college hoops fans, analysts, writers, teams, athletes, celebs and more took place on Twitter. Let’s look at some of the best content and data from the final #MarchMadness game.

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The journey to the #FinalFour happened on Twitter

It’s down to the #FinalFour!

College hoops fans, teams, players, and more have turned to Twitter to join the live conversation for yet another thrilling #MarchMadness tournament. As we head into this weekend’s #FinalFour, follow the action along with some of the best content featuring the four teams still standing.

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Now on Twitter: 140 characters for your replies

Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters? Since then, we’ve introduced two updates, and today we’re rolling out another. Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your Tweet’s 140 characters.

With this change, we’ve simplified conversations in a few ways:

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#MarchMadness is happening on Twitter

With Selection Sunday behind us, 68 college basketball teams are now vying to cut the nets down and win the #NationalChampionship in Phoenix. Follow all of the live #MarchMadness action on and off the court on Twitter.

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#SheInspiresMe: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today marks #IWD2017: this year’s International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world while also acknowledging the progress that remains ahead. Twitter is “What’s Happening” across the globe — and what we’ve seen happening throughout the past year is powerful voices and movements come together to speak up for women’s rights.

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Our Latest Update on Safety

We’re continuing our work to make Twitter safer, moving faster than ever to do so. During the past few weeks alone, we’ve made a number of changes on this front including updating how you can report abusive Tweets, stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, implementing safer search results, collapsing abusive or low-quality Tweets, and reducing notifications from conversations started by people you’ve blocked or muted.

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#NBAAllStar on Twitter: Emojis, MVP fan vote, and more

Twitter and the NBA have unveiled unique hashtag-triggered Twitter emojis for all 24 NBA All-Stars. The emojis, revealed on Twitter by Tweeting #firstnamelastname (e.g., #StephenCurry, #LebronJames; Note: Giannis Antetokounmpo only requires his first name #Giannis), are now live through Monday, Feb. 20.

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#LoveHappens on Twitter

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See what #Love looks like on Twitter.

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