Twitter experienced record week as new users flocked to the platform

Shawn Knight

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Civil unrest involving protests related to the death of George Floyd as well as continued interest in the Covid-19 pandemic prompted a record number of people to download Twitter this week.

Mobile app insights firm Apptopia said that Twitter on Wednesday topped its record for daily installs with 677,000 downloads. Of those, a full 140,000 took place in the US.

It may seem odd on first thought that domestic installs were lower than international installs but as TechCrunch correctly highlights, that’s just proof that the world is watching the events happening in the US with keen interest.

Sensor Tower, a competing market intelligence outfit, said Twitter realized just over one million installs on Monday and nearly as many the following day.

Regardless of which firm is closer on actual daily numbers, combined, it shows that it has been a very busy week for Twitter.

The company is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 24. Given how 2020 has gone so far, it’s anyone’s guess as to what the landscape will look like two months from now.

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QuantumPhysics

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An elderly White man was knocked down by police and was bleeding all over the ground as they walked past him. That's the main trending story followed by ups in the DOW and our stock portfolios.
 

3volv3d

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Ah Twitter, the source of all legit news stories, updates, things that matter and Golden Keys for Borderlands.

Not the place for Fake News, Fake Fake News and or Conspiracy Theories, possibly true stories that will be marked as Fake News. Oh wait, welcome to the internets.
 
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Nobina

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Ah Twitter, the source of all legit news stories, updates, things that matter and Golden Keys for Borderlands.

Not the place for Fake News, Fake Fake News and or Conspiracy Theories, possibly true stories that will be marked as Fake News. Oh wait, welcome to the internets.
Doesn't it depend on people?
 

Nobina

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Everything bad depends on people. Not 100% sure what you are asking mind
Just seemed like you singled out Twitter for being a cesspit but the platform it self is just a place for people to post opinions hence it depends on people to not post bs. That group that spreads fake news likely uses other social media platforms as well and does the same there. And you get to choose who you follow so you can easily avoid most of the trash posts.

I don't remember ever being swayed by fake news thinking "this must be true". If I care about the topic I will at least read up multiple trusted sources and determine what's likely true and what's not.
 

3volv3d

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Just seemed like you singled out Twitter for being a cesspit but the platform it self is just a place for people to post opinions hence it depends on people to not post bs. That group that spreads fake news likely uses other social media platforms as well and does the same there. And you get to choose who you follow so you can easily avoid most of the trash posts.

I don't remember ever being swayed by fake news thinking "this must be true". If I care about the topic I will at least read up multiple trusted sources and determine what's likely true and what's not.
The headline was about twitter, I must admit my post was just a poke at it all, as lately everything is just all BS. No matter what media outlet, hence I added, oh wait welcome to the internets, the entirety of the internet, the world.
The other thing is, as you pointed out, what's likely true. True on what level. We have been lied to our entire lives, schools teach us what they want us to learn, and once that has happened, the sponge that was your mind is tainted. Take the blue pill.
 
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