San Francisco, CALIFORNIA, United States
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA, United States

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS, or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world.Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass and by July 2006 the site was launched. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users who in 2012 posted 340 million tweets per day. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013 Twitter was one of the ten most-visited websites, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." As of December 2014, Twitter has more than 500 million users, out of which more than 284 million are active users. Wikipedia.


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Twitter | Date: 2015-04-29

A computing system including a first and a second application. The first application includes a first local software development kit (SDK) platform instance, and the first local SDK platform instance includes a first non-core SDK module instance, an application discovery module, and an inter-application communication module. The second application includes a second local SDK platform instance. The first non-core SDK module instance is configured to is a request to the application discovery module. Upon receipt of the request, the discovery module is configured to determine that the second local SDK platform instance includes a second non-core SDK module instance that is configured to service the request. The first local SDK platform instance, based on the determination, is configured to generate a deep link associated with the second application based on data collected by the first local SDK platform instance and provide the deep link to the first non-core SDK module.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2016-09-02

A system and method for developing and distributing software. Third-party software development kits (SDKs) are received and stored by a software development and distribution platform (SDDP), with each third-party SDK published by a third-party service provider, the plurality of third-party SDKs including a first third-party SDK. An installation request from an application developer machine is received by the SDDP and the SDDP sends the first third-party SDK in response to the installation request for installation in an application under development.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2016-12-06

A messaging platform forms an interactive message with one or more components and broadcasts the interactive message to client devices associated with accounts. The interactive message has a plurality of states that update based on event data received from a content source. While the event is in progress, the messaging platform receives event data relating to the event and transitions to an updated state based on the received event data. When the interactive message transitions to the updated state, the messaging platform updates the interactive message broadcast to the client devices. The interactive message may include interactive components that accounts may use to perform various interactions with the event, the content source, or each other.


In one general aspect, a method can include receiving a video loop portion included in a video file and receiving an audio loop portion included in an audio file. The method can include analyzing at least a portion of the audio file based on a musical characteristic and identifying a plurality of segment locations within the audio file based on the analyzing where the plurality of segment locations define a plurality of audio segments of the audio file. The method can also include modifying the video loop portion based on one of the plurality of segment locations in the audio file.


A system and method for providing a watchdog timer to enable collection of crash data is provided. Upon execution of certain operations, a source thread of an application initiates a watchdog thread that periodically sample state of data relating to the application. Should the operation not complete within a watchdog timeout period, the watchdog thread invokes a crash function to collect additional state data. At least a portion of the state data is stored for later analysis and debugging.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2016-06-06

A system and method for trend detection in a messaging platform. A trend detection model is selected and a time series having a plurality of instances of social data is received, wherein the instances of social data share a countable parameter. A count is made of occurrences of countable parameters in each instance of social data assigned to that bin and a trend detected based at least in part on the trend detection model and on the count for each bin.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2016-03-21

Systems and methods provide live broadcasts with real-time feedback from viewers using mobile computing devices. An example method includes providing a live feed broadcast from a source mobile device to a plurality of viewing devices, receiving, during the live feed broadcast, an engagement from one of the plurality of viewing devices, and associating the engagement with a particular time in the live feed broadcast. The method also includes providing an indication of the engagement to the source mobile device, wherein the source mobile device displays a graphic representation of the engagement during the live feed broadcast and adding the indication of the engagement to the live feed so that a graphic representation is displayed during the live feed at the particular time to users of the plurality of viewing devices. The viewing user may each have a graph relationship with a user of the source mobile device.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2016-02-16

A real-time messaging platform and method is disclosed which classifies messages in accordance with a combination of user engagement events as modified to reflect the temporal structure of the user engagement events. A message can be assigned a metric based, for example, on a weighted combination of user engagement rates, decayed with time to reflect an intuition that recent interactions by one or more users with the message will have a greater impact than older interactions with the message. Different types of interaction by one or more users with the message can be assigned different weights when the different engagement events are combined and, also, can be assigned different temporal characteristics.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2016-03-28

In some implementations, a system may include an interactive video broadcasting service, implemented on a server, configured to enable a plurality of source devices to broadcast live feed video streams, over a network, to a plurality of viewing devices. The interactive video broadcasting service includes a multi-perspective video sharing engine configured to determine that at least two of the live feed video streams relate to a same event. The multi-perspective video sharing engine provides a multi-perspective display, over the network, to at least one of the plurality of viewing devices in which the multi-perspective display concurrently streams the live feed video streams determined as related to the same event.


Patent
Twitter | Date: 2016-05-02

A system and a method are disclosed for recommending electronic messages in a message sharing system. Users can post messages to the message sharing system. These messages from posting users are received by the system and sent to receiving users that have subscribed to the posting users. The receiving users interact with the messages in various ways, such as by sharing the messages with other users. Interaction information is received for each of the electronic messages. The interaction information includes an indication of the number of interactions with the electronic message by receiving users. A score is determined for each electronic message based on the interaction information. Electronic messages are selected for being recommended to a user or a group of users based on the scores. The recommendations are then sent to the users, enabling users to better focus their attention on messages that are likely to be interesting.

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