This Is Not a Drill: The Twitter IPO Is Happening

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Unpack the sirens and start firing up the hype machine, because Twitter just confirmed that yes, the company is planning to go public, and today the mad dash for the stock exchange begins.

Quick, everyone place your bets on how long it’ll take before we see Jim Cramer take a break from yammering about Snapchat to ham-fistedly explain Weird Twitter. Better buy your hand-sewn designer blue jeans now, before @jack makes bank and buys ‘em all.

The company announced the news in the form of a cheeky tweet:  Read More


You Can Now Use Twitter Analytics to View the Gut-Wrenching Lameness of Your Tweets

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Good news, Twitter users: you can now analyze the popularity (or total lameness) of your tweets for free!

The Next Web reported this morning that Twitter has opened its analytics platform to the general public, free of charge (until now, the feature was only available to Twitter’s advertising customers). Now, if you log on to and click  “Timeline activity” under the “Analytics” tab, you’ll see a comprehensive chart showing the favorites, retweets, and replies each of your tweets has received. You’ll also see an interactive timeline charting your mentions, follows, and unfollows on a day-to-day basis. Also for your benefit, the site lets you download your analytics into an Excel spreadsheet. Read More