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Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets.” Twitter quickly achieved worldwide popularity, with 200 million users as of 2011, generating over 200 million tweets and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day.1 When a word, phrase, or topic is posted (tweeted) multiple times on Twitter, it becomes a “trending topic.”
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