Twitter is a social networking site that was created in 2006. Users send “tweets” to let people know what they are doing. It was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. Prior to building the service, they were working on a podcast directory called Odeo.

Odeo was a directory and search destination website for RSS-syndicated audio and video. It employed tools that enabled users to create, record, and share podcasts with a simple Adobe Flash-based interface.

When iTunes 4.9 was released, it ultimately made Odeo irrelevant. The people behind the company went on to create a service called Twttr. Twttr would eventually be called Twitter. iTunes 4.9, believe it or not, ultimately led to the creation of one of the most popular social networks in the world.

The major turning point for service’s popularity was the 2007 South by Southwest Interactive conference. Over the next few years, Twitter began to see rapid growth. For mobile devices, it originally relied upon third-party apps. In 2010, Twitter acquired application developer Atebits. Atebits had built the Twitter app known as Tweetie for the Mac and iPhone. It was renamed as Twitter and released for free.

Over the years, the apps have seen various revisions. There are currently versions available for iOS while desktop users must either use the web interface or a third party app like Tweetbot or Twitterrific.

Twitter Stories March 5

Twitter rolling out new sorting option for Lists, Election Labels for US candidates

Twitter is rolling out a pair of changes for users this afternoon. First off, users can now sort Lists by Twitter’s algorithm rather than chronologically. Additionally, Twitter is also now rolling out Election Labels in the United States.

Twitter Stories March 4

Twitter is now testing a new feature called “Fleets”, which automatically deletes tweets after 24 hours. The announcement was made today by Kayvon Beykpour, Product Lead of Twitter.

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Twitter Stories March 3

Mailbrew launches to create auto email newsletters from Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, RSS feeds

A new service called Mailbrew is live that lets you created automated email newsletters. You can set them up from multiple sources including Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, RSS feeds, and more.

Twitter Stories February 26

Twitter expands ‘Hide Replies’ feature, allowing developers to create automated tools

Twitter’s Hide Replies feature started rolling out last September, giving users the ability to have additional moderation controls. Now, Twitter is opening the Hide Replies functionality to developers.

Twitter Stories February 20

Twitter is testing a new feature that labels misleading news, fake news, and lies from public figures and politicians with bright orange or red warnings. If Twitter decides to move ahead with the change, it could arrive as soon as March 5th.

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Twitter Stories February 19

Twitter rolling out new ‘Continue thread’ option for connecting multiple tweets together

Twitter is rolling out a new feature that makes it easier to thread multiple tweets together. With this change, you can now link tweets together while you compose them.

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