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Revisions suggested 12/10/13[edit]

Please copy record tweet information from “Growth” section to the “Record Tweets” section. The heading “Record Tweets” only has two record tweets under it, and would be improved by adding more record tweets from the “Growth” section.

The first paragraph of the “Issues and Controversies” section should be altered. Most of the paragraph leads the reader to assume that Twitter has played a large role in the Arab Spring. Then the last sentence discredits that line of thought by stating only a small fraction of the population of Arab Spring countries are active on Twitter. Please revise to state a debate exists as to the size of the role Twitter has had in these revolutions. Twitter revolutions should possibly have its own heading, where this debate can be summarized.

The following text should be included to introduce the Arab Spring section of the first paragraph of “Issues and Controversies”. In 2009, the Western world projected Twitter onto the green revolution in Iran. Twitter did play a role in the uprising, but not to the extent the Western media said it did. An extreme minority of Iranians used Twitter at that point in time. Twitter did help publicize the events of the green revolution in an otherwise secretive and closed country, but Twitter did not drive the masses into the streets of Tehran. source: http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/morozovch1.pdf

Semi-protected edit request on 22 October 2015[edit]

/Periscope_(app) is a subsidiary of twitter just as vine is. Jakemichaeldrew (talk) 13:15, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Chamith (talk) 14:51, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 January 2016[edit]

Twitter’s leadership has consistently been criticized for the company’s chronically flagging stock price, “sluggish user growth and its repeated failures to make its products more appealing.” [1] Venture capitalist Peter Thiel called Twitter “a horribly mismanaged company — probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there.” [2] [3] [4]

66.99.2.79 (talk) 18:41, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

  • X mark.svg Not done The part about pot-smoking has WP:BLP issues, while "Twitter’s leadership has consistently been criticized" lacks WP:NPOV.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 18:47, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Verified Accounts[edit]

The last point in the features included with verified accounts is not a feature. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.115.37.27 (talk) 13:14, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Leadership Timeline[edit]

The leadership timeline is really confusing and doesn't explain how Dorsey became CEO again. Manys (talk) 18:39, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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External links modified[edit]

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External links modified[edit]

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I have just added archive links to 2 external links on Twitter. Please take a moment to review my edit. If necessary, add {{cbignore}} after the link to keep me from modifying it. Alternatively, you can add {{nobots|deny=InternetArchiveBot}} to keep me off the page altogether. I made the following changes:

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Adding "news" to lead[edit]

Hi. Twitter recently re-categorized its iOS app as a "News" app rather than "Social networking". I think this article should reflect the change in the lead, because the service has gained distinction for its ability to cover live events. But I wanted to discuss it here first. My thoughts are to change the lead into "an online social networking and news service". Source: http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/28/11530550/twitter-social-networking-news-app-facebook. Thoughts? :) LocalNet (talk) 20:53, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Twitter started out as a microblogging site. It has never been quite the same thing as a social network. In Twitter's identity crisis: Is it a social network or news app?, CNET says "Is Twitter going through some sort of midlife identity crisis? The app now is listed under "News" in the App Store instead of the social networking category." This is how Twitter now wants to present itself, but Twitter is a long way off from being CNN. As things stand, it isn't notable enough for the WP:LEAD, but it could be mentioned later on that this rebranding in the app store has occurred.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:52, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 June 2016[edit]

66.39.232.100 (talk) 17:17, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Sir Joseph (talk) 17:24, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

Twitter chats (also known as Tweet chats)[edit]

Twitter chats are live conversations on Twitter around a preannounced hashtagged topic. Twitter chats are scheduled on a particular day of the week or month at a preset time. One example is #jobhuntchat on Mondays at 7 PM Pacific time. You can find a list of existing Twitter chats here: http://tweetreports.com/twitter-chat-schedule/. Some of these chats have moderators. #JobHuntChat is moderated by recruiters. Some chats have questions preannounced on a numbered list. Twitter users will refer to them as Q1 or Q5 in their tweets during the Twitter Chat time. Answers are listed as A1 or A5 depending on which question number they answer. Alternatively, questions are numbered as they occur during the chat. Chrisleffler (talk) 22:43, 29 July 2016 (UTC)Christine Leffler

This doesn't seem to have picked up enough coverage in reliable secondary sources to be given a mention in the article. The citation given is the site itself, which does not establish notability.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:37, 30 July 2016 (UTC)