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Descriptions Of Twitter From The Annals Of Urban Dictionary

While we're waiting for Twitter's S-1 filing to hit, here's the consensus opinion of the service from Urban Dictionary. Disclaimer: some of them are from the earlier days of Twitter.

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Here are a bunch of Urban Dictionary definitions from various points in Twitter's history. Twitter has changed a lot in recent years — focusing more on conversations and the like lately — so keep that in mind as most of the top results on Urban Dictionary come from around 2009. A few from other times are thrown in for fun, and some of the top results were even a little too profane to include.

Hat tip tip to Quartz for collecting Twitter's descriptions from paper of record.

So, while we're waiting for Twitter to drop its S-1 filing...


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