Behind the Tweets: New Twitter Site Reveals Users’ Stories

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Behind the Tweets: New Twitter Site Reveals Users’ Stories

Twitter unveiled a collection of Twitter Stories Monday designed to remind users “of the humanity behind Tweets that make the world smaller.”

There are currently just under 20 short snippets gathered at And short they are indeed: between 100 and 150 words in most cases, fitting for a service known for imposing a 140-character limit on all posts.

There’s a heartwarming story about a man who saved his mother’s bookstore and another about movie critic Roger Ebert’s use of the service after he lost his voice. One user got a much-needed organ donation aftersending this tweet: “sh*t, I need a kidney.” Brands such as Burberry are represented as well.

Twitter Stories appears to be a shorter, more beautifully produced version of Twitter Tales, a project Twitter rolled out in August 2010. Why the social media company felt compelled to launch a separate product under a similar name rather than revise the first isn’t immediately clear. We’ve reached out to Twitter and will update this post with further information.


Original article written by Lauren Indvik


Modified and re-posted by Jennifer Mount, Creatine Marketing


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