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From: Intelim5/13/2017 1:38:34 PM
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While I don't approve of this kind of mindless bans on their side, all these platforms themselves created all these instruments to promote various agendas - globalist or nazist or others. Probably unintentionally but they need to find more appropriate ways to address this issue.

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From: Glenn Petersen5/16/2017 4:56:52 PM
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File under "For What It's Worth." Biz Stone, a Twitter co-founder, is returning to the company:

What’s Happening with Me

Biz Stone
Co-founder of Twitter, Medium, and Jelly. Dad, husband, and inventor.
May 16, 2017

Jack and I in 2006 at 164 South Park—Twitter’s first HQ.


I worked at Twitter for about six years. In that time, the service grew from zero people to hundreds of millions of people. Jack was the original CEO and when he returned I was very happy.

There’s something about the personality of a company that comes from the folks who start it. There’s a special feeling they bring with them. Jack coming back was a big step forward. And now, it’s my turn—I’m returning to full time work at Twitter starting in a couple of weeks! How this came about is kind of a crazy story but, it’s happening.

How It Happened

A few months ago, I sold the company I most recently founded. The deal did not require me to work at the company we sold to, but I’m the type of person who has to keep working. I’ve made a lot of connections over the years and one of those connections offered me a really sweet gig. I accepted! I had everything all worked out?—?and then it happened.

Twitter decided to relaunch the Friday afternoon tradition of Tea Time for employees in SF. Jack invited me to join him as “special guest” at this restart of an old tradition. When I stood next to Jack addressing the crowd of employees, I felt the energy, and I was overcome with emotion. I realized in that moment that Twitter was the most important work of my life.

While we were on stage, Jack asked me to come back to work at Twitter. People cheered. But I wasn’t really sure if he meant it. After Tea Time, we spoke privately and Jack told me that he really did?—?he wanted me to come back and work at Twitter. The company I co-founded, the service I co-invented. I was stunned, but I knew the answer.

What I’ll Be Doing

My top focus will be to guide the company culture, that energy, that feeling. This is where Jack, and Twitter’s inestimable CMO, Leslie Berland, feel I can have the most powerful impact. It’s important that everyone understands the whole story of Twitter and each of our roles in that story. I’ll shape the experience internally so it’s also felt outside the company. More soon.

I’m not replacing anyone at Twitter. Somebody mentioned I’m just filling the “Biz shaped hole” I left. You might even say the job description includes being Biz Stone. Ev said it best when I told him about this turn of events, “Well, you’re among the best in the world at being Biz Stone.” (I’ve worked with him for fifteen years so I recognize his compliments.)

My excitement at the chance to work on Twitter again with Jack, Leslie and the entire team around the world is over-the-moon. As I truly believe, and as I’ve written before, the Tweets must flow. Twitter has woven itself into the fabric of our global society. The world needs Twitter, and it’s here to stay. I’m so lucky that I get to step back in and help shape it’s future.

Biz Stone,
Co-founder, Twitter Inc.

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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (1102)5/18/2017 6:50:29 AM
From: The Ox
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Message 31111441

Weibo overtakes Twitter in monthly active users.

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To: The Ox who wrote (1103)5/18/2017 11:41:35 AM
From: Glenn Petersen
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Weibo has apparently discovered the "secret sauce" that has eluded Twitter.

Weibo first quarter results (thousands)

Revenue: $199,201 (100.00%)
Sales and marketing: $46,450 (23.32%)
Product development: $47,163 23.68%)
General and administrative: $10,546 (5.29%)
Operating profit (loss): $55,81 (28.04%)

Market cap (billions): $16.9

Twitter first quarter results (thousands)

Revenue: $548,251 (100.00%)
Sales and marketing: $220,339 (30.19%)
Product development: $128,728 (23.48%)
General and administrative: $69,868 (12.74%)
Operating profit (loss): ($40,278) (-7.36)

Market cap (billions): $13.5

From the article you referenced:

According to US market research company eMarketer, social media's share of online advertising in China only accounted for 10% in 2016. That figure was 28% in the United States. However, the advertising market share in China is expected to rise with social media marketing becoming more acceptable, said eMarketer.

While Twitter is generating more revenue from each user, Weibo's cost structure is considerably leaner. Factor in economic and political risks. Bet the trend (Weibo) or bet on the next fix (Twitter)?

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From: Glenn Petersen5/18/2017 11:54:57 AM
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What you should know about Twitter’s latest privacy policy update

As it begins to store people’s off-Twitter browsing data for longer, the company adds new data controls and ends Do Not Track support.

Tim Peterson
Marketing Land
on May 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm

When you visit a site that features a tweet button or an embedded tweet, Twitter is able to recognize that you’re on that site and use that information to target you with ads. And now it’s going to hang onto that information for a bit longer but give you more control over it.

Twitter updated its privacy policy on Wednesday so that it can use the information it collects about people’s off-Twitter web browsing for up to 30 days, as opposed to the previous 10-day maximum, according to the updated document that takes effect on June 18. The extension could help Twitter when it comes to making sure its ads are aimed at enough of the right people, which could aid its struggle to attract direct-response advertisers and reverse its advertising revenue declines.

Coinciding with the update, Twitter has also
added a new section to the settings menu on its site and in its mobile apps that details the information Twitter uses to target a person with ads and lets that person deselect individual interest categories and request a list of the companies that use Twitter’s Tailored Audiences option to target them with ads based on information like their email address, Twitter handle or whether they visited the advertiser’s site or used its mobile app.

At the same time Twitter is giving people more control over how they are targeted, it is removing support for Do Not Track, which people can use to ask every website they visit not to track their behavior in order to target them with ads. Twitter made a big deal about supporting Do Not Track in May 2012, so its reversal is a surprise — unless you’ve been following the wave of major ad-supported digital platforms opting to ignore Do Not Track requests. When Hulu announced last July that it would no longer support Do Not Track, it joined nine other major digital platforms that do not respond to these opt-out requests. Now Twitter has joined that list.

Twitter explained its change in position in an update to the Do Not Track entry on its help site. “While we had hoped that our support for Do Not Track would spur industry adoption, an industry-standard approach to Do Not Track did not materialize,” according to the company.

That’s pretty much the same reason that Hulu, Facebook, Google and others have cited for not supporting Do Not Track, though the standard is slated to become an official recommendation by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in August 2017.

While Twitter will no longer support Do Not Track once its new privacy policy takes effect on June 18, the company still offers options for people to disable ads targeted based information collected off Twitter. People can pull up Twitter’s settings menu, select “Privacy and Safety,” then “Personalization and data,” and then toggle off “Personalize ads.” That menu also includes an option to disable Twitter from being able to see when a person visits a site that features a tweet button or an embedded tweet, as well as a nuclear option that also prevents Twitter from sharing a person’s data with other companies, using location-based data to personalize content on Twitter and connecting data across the different devices a person may use to log in to Twitter.

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From: Krigannie5/19/2017 7:39:30 AM
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Twitter: Big Live Video Catalyst

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To: Krigannie who wrote (1106)5/27/2017 5:21:33 PM
From: Intelim
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Gotta buy asap then! I'm yet to watch any show on Twitter though.

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From: Intelim5/30/2017 4:10:43 PM
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Twitter now filters DMs from people you don’t know

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To: Intelim who wrote (1107)5/30/2017 5:47:12 PM
From: Krigannie
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They have a nice discount atm.

I am still counting on a Google buyout this year or the next.

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From: zax6/23/2017 8:29:04 PM
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Richard Greenfield on why he likes Twitter stock

Richard Greenfield, BTIG: I am bullish on Twitter and would be shocked if it wasn't bought within two years.

Posted by Business Insider on Friday, June 23, 2017

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