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Twitter launches ‘moments’ to tune into hot tweets

  • Twitter has
    made it easier to seize hot tweets and high-profile posts from the flood of
    real-time commentary, with the launch of a new feature called ‘Moments’. 
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  • Moments,
    which made its debut in the United States with a promise to spread wider in the
    coming months, lets users quickly tune into “the best of Twitter”.
    • Twitter has
      made it easier to seize hot tweets and high-profile posts from the flood of
      real-time commentary, with the launch of a new feature called ‘Moments’. 
    •  
    • Moments,
      which made its debut in the United States with a promise to spread wider in the
      coming months, lets users quickly tune into “the best of Twitter”.
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    • Hundreds of
      millions of tweets are fired off daily on Twitter, among them comments from
      world leaders, celebrities and people in the midst of dramatic events,
      according to product manager Madhu Muthukumar.
    •  
    • “We
      know finding these only-on-Twitter moments can be a challenge, especially if
      you haven’t followed certain accounts,” Muthukumar said in a blog post.
    •  
    • “But it
      doesn’t have to be. Moments helps you find the best of Twitter as easily as
      tapping an icon.”
    •  
    • A new
      lightning bolt icon at Twitter takes people to lists of “moments”
      that promise to stand out from the maelstrom of tweets, Muthukumar said.
    •  
    • Stories in
      the Moments list are updated throughout the day, and the feature also lets
      people swipe through topics such as “Entertainment” and
      “Sports” to find relevant tweets from previous days.
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    • At launch,
      most of the offerings at Moments were selected by a Twitter curation team, but
      there were also contributions from partners including Getty Images, Fox News,
      NASA and The Washington Post.
    •  
    • Twitter
      plans to expand the list of partners. “We look forward to seeing new and
      exciting uses of Moments from more partners soon,” Muthukumar said.
    •  
    • The Moments
      feature was added to Twitter applications for smart phones powered by Apple or
      Android software, and to Twitter’s website accessible from desktop computers.
    •  
    • The launch
      of the new feature came just a day after co-founder Jack Dorsey returned for a
      second stint as permanent chief executive at the San Francisco-based social
      network.
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    • “Our
      work forward is to make Twitter easy to understand by anyone in the world, and
      give more utility to the people who love to use it daily!” Dorsey had
      tweeted on  Monday.

     

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