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Twitter is a website which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters.

Twitter was launched in 2006, has gained popularity worldwide and is estimated to have 200 million users generating 65 million tweets a day.

Twitter and furry[edit]

Twitter has become as popular with furries as it has with the wider online community. Twitter lacks any in-built method of grouping individuals, however the furry fandom Twibe serves as an unofficial grouping of furries. Many furries take advantage of Twitter's privacy options, allowing them to share messages only with approved people. Conventions such as Anthrocon and ConFuzzled also use Twitter to their advantage by spreading convention information through a real-time and direct medium. It is also a helpful tool for receiving real-time updates at conventions, such as contests, temporary sales, and where to find popular artists.

Twitter has often been called out as the primary reason that LiveJournals are becoming unused, as former short blog entries about life have now been superseded by tweets.


The Twitter mascot is a nonmorphic bluebird.

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