The latest Twitter news

Here is a list of the latest entries about Twitter on writerswrite.com.

  • Twitter Separates Direct Messages From People You Follow and People You Don't Follow (2017-05-31): Twitter has separated Direct Messages from people you follow and people you don't follow into different inboxes.

  • Donald Trump Tags Wrong Ivanka in Retweet of Random Twitter User (2017-01-17): Donald Trump retweeted a tweet last night that links to the wrong Ivanka. SNL has poked fun at him for his habit of retweeting random Twitter users.

  • Donald Trump to Use Personal Twitter Account as President (2017-01-16): Donald Trump will keep his Twitter account as President and will not switch to the Twitter account designated for POTUS

  • Trump Blocked Twitter CEO from Tech Meeting Over Crooked Hillary Emoji (2016-12-14): Donald Trump and his team reportedly blocked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey from its tech meeting in Trump Tower over a failed emoji deal.

  • Twitter to Give Users More Room for Text in a Tweet (2016-05-24): Twitter will allow users to enter more text into a tweet by excluding usernames in replies and media attachments.

  • Twitter Suspends Over 125,000 Accounts for Promoting Terrorist Acts (2016-02-05): Twitter has suspended a large number of Twitter accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts. These acts were primarily related to ISIS.

  • Hachette Tests Book Sales Using Twitter (2014-12-08): Hachette is launching a new way to buy books: through Twitter. Promoted titles can be purchased on the author's Twitter: each title comes with a bonus.

  • Billboard and Twitter Partner for Real-Time Music Charts (2014-05-27): Billboard and Twitter have partnered for the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. The first chart is the Trending 140.


  • Twitter Shares Fall 10% as Lock-up Period Ends (2014-05-06): Twitter shares are down 10% as lock-up period expires. The lock-up expiration frees about 470 million shares for trading.

  • Twitter Acquires Gnip, a Social Data Provider (2014-04-15): Twitter has acquired Gnip, a provider of social data.

  • Ellen's Oscar Celebrity Selfie Becomes Most Retweeted Tweet (2014-03-03): Ellen Degeners' Oscar celebrity selfie has become the most retweeted tweet of all time.

  • Penguin Random House, Twitter and AAP Launch Second Annual TwitterFiction Festival (2014-01-10): Alexander McCall Smith, Brad Meltzer are headlining the TwitterFiction Festival which features top authors and aspiring writers. The call for entries is open now.

  • Twitter Launches Two-Step Account Verification (2013-05-22): Twitter has launched two-step verification for Twitter accounts. The two-factor authentication sends a six-digit code to the user's mobile phone.

  • Warren Buffett Joins Twitter With Verified Account (2013-05-02):

  • Stocks Plunge Briefly Following Fake Tweet From Hacked AP Twitter Account (2013-04-23): Stocks plunged briefly and then recovered after a fake tweet from the AP Tiwtter account said there was an attack at the White House.

  • Twitter Announces Launch of Twttr, a Vowel Free Twitter (2013-04-01):

  • Twitter Launches Stock Symbol Cashtag Feature (2012-07-31):

  • NBC and Twitter Announce Partnership for London 2012 Olympic Games (2012-07-26):

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jennifer Egan Tweeting Short Story (2012-05-25):

  • Twitter Acquires Posterous (2012-03-12):

  • Too Much Twitter Unhealthy Warns Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone (2012-02-24):

  • Tim Tebow and Bronco's Overtime Win Sets Tweets Per Second Sports Record (2012-01-09):

  • Sean Parker Joins Twitter (2011-10-03):

  • Twitter to Launch Twitter Analytics (2011-09-14):

  • Phising Scam Says Twitter to Charge in October (2011-08-19):

  • Report: Twitter Now Valued at $7 Billion (2011-07-05):

  • Twitter Reaches 155 Million Tweets Per Day (2011-04-06):

  • Twitter Tweaks Who to Follow People Search, But Serves Up Limited Results (2011-04-05):

  • Twitter Turns Five Years Old (2011-03-21):

  • Twitter OnMouseOver Error Causes Popups (2010-09-21):