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Twitter is a social network that lets you write very short content at a time. The short content update is known as a tweet. Using a service like Twitter is sometimes called microblogging. Many authors make use of Twitter as part of their book promotion. You can find a list of authors on Twitter here.

Here is our latest coverage of Twitter:


  • How Many Words is That? (2018-04-16): Find out word counts for different types of writing from tweets to novels including short stories, fiction, novels and more.

  • 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.

  • Twitter Changes Stars to Hearts and Favorites to Likes (2015-11-03): Twitter has changed the icon used when favoriting a tweet from a star to a heart.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart Loves the Challenge of Twitter Restrictions (2015-08-17): Sir Patrick Stewart talks about the beauty of Twitter restrictions and having to refine information to fit in 140 characters.

  • 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.

  • Twitpic to Shut Down on September 25th (2014-09-04): Twitpic is shutting its virtual doors. The last day for the photo sharing site will be September 25th.

  • 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.

  • Tweetstormers Should Get a Blog (2014-05-12): Tweetstormers should get a blog instead of publishing long successive tweets on Twitter.

  • 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): Warren Buffett has joined Twitter.

  • 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.