Recent Twitter Doings from Wikipedia

In 2016, it shares rose 20% after a report that it had received takeover approaches. Potential buyers were Alphabet (parent company of Google), Microsoft,, Verizon, and the Walt Disney Company. Twitter's board of directors were open to a deal, which could have come by the end of 2016. In November 2016, Twitter's stock dwindled causing acquirers to pass on a deal.


Facebook, the Election, and Fake News

From MIT Technology Review (there are many other stories elsewhere)


Twitter's present and future

There were 40 million Tweets by 10 PM on Election Day. Twitter was obviously a major player in the campaign.

But what's going on there? This from the NY Times:



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