A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 21, 2017
“The TW in Twitter stands for Time Wasted”

Twitter is an online news and social networking service. The name “Twitter” is not an acronym, but people have made several “backronyms” (back acronyms), usually starting with “time wasted.”

“I’m pretty sure that’s what twitter stands for. Time Waster In Talking To Everyone, Really” was posted on Twitter on October 15, 2008. “How about: twitter stands for Time Wasted In Trending Topics Endlessly Revolting?” was posted on Twitter on February 19, 2010. “TW in Twitter stands for Time Waste?” was posted on Twitter on June 1, 2017.


Wikipedia: Twitter
Twitter (/ˈtwɪtər/) is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, “tweets”, restricted to 140 characters. Registered users can post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface, SMS or a mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco, California, United States, and has more than 25 offices around the world.

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and launched in July of that year. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity.

Twitter
Deemarie‏
@deemarie917
Replying to @spriteskeeper
@spriteskeeper I’m pretty sure that’s what twitter stands for. Time Waster In Talking To Everyone, Really.
12:48 PM - 15 Oct 2008

Twitter
Cynthia von Buhler‏
@CynthVonBuhler
Replying to @feestetson
@feestetson How about: twitter stands for Time Wasted In Trending Topics Endlessly Revolting?
12:45 AM - 19 Feb 2010

Twitter
Pat The Roc‏
@PatTheRoc
The t in twitter stands for time consuming!
11:15 PM - 3 Jan 2011

Twitter
runcharlierun‏
@CarlitosWhey_
The TW in the word ‘TWitter’ stands for Time Waster. The rest of the letters were chosen by a magic 8-ball.
11:32 AM - 30 Mar 2011

Twitter
Luke Heller‏
@LukeHeller
I think @twitter stands for Time Wasting Is Totally Trendy Everywhere...Retweet!
6:18 AM - 27 Apr 2011

Twitter
COURTNEY ⚜️‏
@courtneyelayne_
the tw in twitter stands for TIME WASTED.
10:11 PM - 11 Jul 2011

Twitter
Chris Paul Thompson‏
@chrispimages
Replying to @MelisaRenea
No @makeupmelisa twitter stands for time wasting internet thingy that everyone reads. Has nothing to do with wit.
9:13 AM - 24 Aug 2011

Twitter
J Ø E L‏
@LongJohnSilva_
Twitter stands for: Time Wasted Into Tweeting To Entertain Readers
12:28 AM - 17 Oct 2012

Twitter
sadchild‏
@sadchild
“Social media expert says Twitter stands for Time Wasted In Tracking Tiny Egotistical Rants” Tracking egotistical rants is a waste of time?!
8:51 AM - 27 Nov 2012

Twitter
Abubakr osman‏
@Awesomeosman
Pretty sure the first 2 letters of twitter stands for “Time waster”
12:44 PM - 12 Aug 2013

Twitter
Karyn‏
@TimeLord_Karyn
The T and the W in twitter stands for “Time Wasting”
11:45 PM - 12 Aug 2013

Twitter
Dr. Gill‏
@ikpsgill1
TW in Twitter stands for Time Waste? 🤔
5:25 AM - 1 Jun 2017

Twitter
bénévole‏
@degbebe
TWITTER stands for Time Waster itter
3:01 AM - 22 Aug 2017

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