Every day, millions of people around the world use Twitter to see what’s happening right now. However, there are several barriers to using Twitter, including slow mobile networks, expensive data plans, or lack of storage on mobile devices. While smartphone adoption grew to 3.8 billion connections by the end of 2016, 45% of mobile connections are still on slower 2G networks, according to GSMA.
Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters? Since then, we’ve introduced twoupdates, 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:
I love meeting new people, online or in person. I’ve always been active on social media and particularly enjoy the conversations that come naturally on Twitter. I’ve been fortunate to have very positive experiences on the platform and value the people I’ve come across, especially many of the incredible women I’ve met online.
Regular users of Twitter understand the genuine connection that develops with people you regularly Tweet with online, and when you meet a Twitter ‘friend’ in person it can often feel like meeting a long-lost friend.
#NRL season is upon us again! To celebrate, @TwitterAU have asked us blokes from the @sharkcastpod, the biggest club-focused supporter podcast in Australia, to give you the skinny on the best fan accounts and podcasts on Twitter around Rugby League, the greatest game of all.
In a world first for a department store and first for any Aussie brand, @Myer used Live 360 video to broadcast last night’s Myer Autumn Winter Fashion Launch on Twitter and Periscope, reaching over 100,000 viewers and receiving 30,000 “hearts” in just 12 hours.