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Entry from October 12, 2016
People’s News Network (Twitter nickname)

Twitter is an online networking serivce for short messages. “Twitter = The People’s News Network” was posted on Twitter on May 1, 2011, after it first made news on Twitter that Osama bin Laden had been killed. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey called his company a “People’s News Network” in a memo that was published on Bloomberg News on October 10, 2016.

Some Twitter users said that it could be a ‘People’s News Network” if it didn’t censor and shadowban certain users and opinions.

Other networks have also infrequently used the title. “Next News Network. The People’s News Network” was posted on Twitter on December 18, 2012. “INFOWARS IS THE PEOPLE’S NEWS NETWORK” was posted on Twitter on September 5, 2016.

Wikipedia: Twitter
Twitter (/ˈtwɪtər/) is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world.

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006.

Osama Bin Laden Dead—And The Story Broke on Twitter | Adweek http://www.adweek.com/news/press/osama-bin-laden-dead-and-story-broke-twitter-131210?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+adweek%2Fall-news+%28All+News%29 … Twitter = The People’s News Network
11:15 PM - 1 May 2011

Next News Network. The People’s News Network: http://bit.ly/UAZ3cT
6:21 PM - 18 Dec 2012

I liked a @YouTube video http://youtu.be/Lmdhn-HzFyU?a INFOWARS IS THE PEOPLE’S NEWS NETWORK
12:01 AM - 5 Sep 2016

Twitter’s Dorsey Rallies Staff Around Independent Strategy in Internal Memo
In 408-word update, Twitter co-founder doesn’t mention potential sale of the company.

Sarah Frier and Mark Gurman
October 10, 2016 — 3:18 PM EDT
Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey has a message for his employees as the company’s conversations about a possible sale falter—“We can do this!”

In an internal memo, sent last week and obtained by Bloomberg on Monday, Dorsey doesn’t mention potential deals. Instead, he rallied the team around Twitter’s “live” strategy, saying the company is the “people’s news network.” Twitter is already the fastest place to get information— now it needs to be the first place people check to see what’s happening, the executive wrote.

TECHNOLOGY NEWS | Mon Oct 10, 2016 | 7:57pm EDT
Twitter CEO calls company ‘people’s news network’
By Liana B. Baker | SAN FRANCISCO
Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey defined one of the company’s missions as being the “people’s news network,” according to an internal memo seen on Monday.

The 10-year-old social networking service has long struggled to define its core purpose and is under the spotlight as it explores selling itself in a process that has attracted potential buyers such as Salesforce.com.

Jack Dorsey calls Twitter the ‘people’s news network’
It’s a platform for ‘news and talk,’ not a social network.

Daniel Cooper , @danielwcooper
10.11.16 in Internet
One of the reasons that Twitter has struggled with its investors is because nobody, not even its leaders, really knows what Twitter is for. In a memo sent around to employees, CEO Jack Dorsey seems to have stumbled across his vision for the embattled company. The note, which was sent to celebrate a year running the company, describes the site as “the people’s news network,” with a combination of “news and talk.”

The document was procured by Bloomberg, which has been posting regular stories about Twitter’s internal problems.

Cat Sniper 🐸 KGB
Cut the censorship and it could be.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Calls Company ‘People’s News Network’
3:37 PM - 11 Oct 2016

Stephen Glasskeys
“People’s news network” is why @jack shadowbans pro-#Wikileaks (and pro-Sanders) users and tweets.
8:32 PM - 11 Oct 2016

Angela Suchin Leaney
Sort it out, @Jack. Twitter vision: “people’s news network.” Reality: troll & bot hunting ground http://sbne.ws/r/vz0m #socialmedia @brand
5:32 AM - 12 Oct 2016

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