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Keeping you connected to everything from Twitter in the UK.

Coming soon: express even more in 140 characters

Over the past decade, the Tweet has evolved from a simple 140-character text message to a rich canvas for creative expression featuring photos, videos, hashtags, Vines, and more. In just the past few months we added the ability to poll your community, react quickly and cleverly with GIFs, and share and enjoy Periscope broadcasts in Tweets.

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#Eurovision 2016

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Fans from across Europe came together on Twitter to share in the drama of tonight’s #Eurovision song contest, sending 7 million Tweets over the course of the evening

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Twitter’s Word by Word typewriter to write the Complete Works at Shakespeare’s Globe

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Emile Borel’s infinite monkey theorem suggests a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text…such as the complete works of William Shakespeare for example.

Whilst that remains to be proven, here at Twitter we’re putting a modern day twist on the idea - challenging a Twitter typewriter to source Tweets in real time in order to replicate the Bard’s works.

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Leicester City: champions of England

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Leicester City’s dream became reality when they clinched the @PremierLeague title last night, and it triggered a huge surge of conversation on Twitter, led by the players themselves.

In fact, the climax of the Leicester fairytale led to an 86% increase in normal activity in the UK.

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A better way to connect with people

With the Connect tab, you can easily find and follow relevant accounts that matter to you

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Businesses are invited to join the Twitter #JobFair, taking place across Europe on May 19

Businesses across Europe are being invited to sign up for the 2016 virtual #JobFair, which will take place on Thursday 19 May. The online fair brings together employers and job hunters across Europe in a one-of-a-kind networking event.

Whatever you do for a living — or whatever you’d like to do — you can utilize Twitter to build your professional profile and network, hunt for jobs, or simply tune in to the latest news and conversations about your industry.

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Is this an emoji I see before me? Twitter plays its part in #Shakespeare400

Is this an emoji I see before me?

He was the greatest ever wordsmith, would surely have been a fan of Twitter, and now Shakespeare has been immortalised in emoji history.

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Congratulations @AnthonyFJoshua

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Anthony Joshua (@AnthonyFJoshua) became the latest British heavyweight champion of the world on Saturday - and immediately took to Twitter to show off his new IBF belt.

Joshua shared a mobile video - a feature available to all Twitter users - with his followers, direct from his dressing room.

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#WT20Final

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England (@EnglandCricket) take on @WestIndies for the ICC World Twenty20 crown on Sunday and Twitter will be at the heart of the action.

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#LondonVotes

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With the vote to decide the next Mayor of London around the corner, Twitter UK is hosting a special Q&A session with candidates

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