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Twitter is an online service that lets users send and read short messages called “tweets”. The site is used by celebrities, brands and journalists to distribute news directly to their fans. The site was launched in July 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass. The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on November 7, 2013. The company was purchased by Elon Musk, for $44 billion, in September 2022.

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18 Dec, 2022

Twitter removes phone type from Tweets

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Musk reacts to Twitter removing the ability to see which device a tweet comes from [Twitter for iPhone, Twitter for Android].

Hallelujah!!

11 Nov, 2022

Verified Twitter users complain they can’t change name

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Users complain to Musk after Twitter disables name changes on legacy verified accounts. A user called Count Dankula pleads for help after his name gets stuck after what he thought was a temporary change to “GIANT PENIS (parody)”:

Hello Elon, you seem to have disabled name changes. I was wondering when that would be getting turned back on as I appear to have gotten myself into a bit of a situation.

This is not a drill any time you try it just says DENY and doesn’t let you change it. I am literally stuck as GIANT PENIS this is not the future I imagined for myself Elon pls.

9 Nov, 2022

Musk kills ‘official’ grey checkmark

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After grey checkmarks that had been rolled out to indicate ‘official’ accounts on Twitter started to disappear, Musk says:

I just killed it. Blue check will be the great leveler

Later, Musk says:

Please note that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in coming months. We will keep what works & change what doesn’t.