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When Twitter shook 2011

Rappler.com
It has served as venues for everything -- from product launches to uprisings

MANILA, Philippines – The year that’s about to end could very well be described as Twitter’s own.

The micro-blogging site served peoples and nations around the world, serving as platforms for their protests (as in the case of the Arab spring and Occupy Wall Street), uprisings, meetings, product launches, and victories.

The death of terrorist Osama bin Laden first broke on Twitter in May. Before that, according to mashable, Twitter users generated 5, 106 tweets per second, beating its own previous record of 4,064 tweets per second in February’s Super Bowl Sunday.

Twitter also made several acquisitions, such as a web advertising company and social analytics BackType. Check out how Twitter made a difference for you in a gallery here. – Rappler.com

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