Twitter's road to an IPO, in pictures

Twitter's road to an IPO, in pictures

Summary: Much like the initial IPO announcement, Twitter defended its $1 billion fundraising goal with some significant Tweets. Let's flip through them.

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  • Another use case touted by Twitter: an emergency response tool by government officials and relief organizations, as demonstrated by this Tweet sent by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg during Hurricane Sandy in November 2012.

  • Twitter as a real-time, breaking news service. Case in point: This Tweet sent by Twitter user Jānis Krūms immediately after US Airways Flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River near New York City in January 2009.

  • And let's not forget that being a social network, striking up a conversation is at the core of this platform. What differentiates Twitter from Facebook is that many of these conversations (even between celebrities) are public entertainment for all of us.

Topics: Tech Industry, Apps, Start-Ups, SMBs, Social Enterprise

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