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Twitter will now allow you to follow live events, not just people

Published 19/06/2015 | 09:53

A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California
A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura, California

Twitter will start curating tweets on live events, the microblogging service said, as it plans major changes to make its real-time news feed more user friendly.

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Dubbed Project Lightning, the changes will let users follow events instead of just people, and instantly upload photos and videos that can be shared across websites, social news and entertainment website Buzzfeed reported yesterday.

A team of editors will curate the most visually appealing and relevant tweets about say, a red-carpet event or shooting, and present them in one place, so that users need not be flooded with every single tweet as it is posted, Buzzfeed said.

Twitter's mobile app will show both pre-scheduled events and breaking news events.

A spokeswoman for Twitter confirmed the report but declined to comment further.

Twitter has struggled with user growth. About one billion people have visited the website, but only 302 million are users.


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