Twitter Tries To Make It Easier to Tweet, Shows Off Your First Tweet

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As Twitter (TWTR) looks to make it easier for users to understand its service, it's introducing a tool that allows people to discover their first tweet.

San Francisco-based Twitter launched a new site, Discover.Twitter.com, allowing users to see what their first tweet was, as well as anyone else's account that isn't locked or still exists.

"There's a #FirstTweet for everything," the website states. "Find anyone's first Tweet. Just enter the @username below to get started - where it all started."

Twitter, led by CEO Dick Costolo, has been experimenting with ways to add users to the micro-blogging service, following fourth-quarter results that disappointed investors. The company ended the December quarter with 241 million monthly active users (MAUs), up 30% year over year, with the majority, 184 million, via mobile. The 241 million users was up just 9 million from the prior quarter, not a terribly strong growth rate.

Even worse was the fact that Twitter ended the quarter with 54 million users in the U.S., up just 1 million from the third-quarter.

The company noted that it reached 148 billion timeline views, a year-over-year increase of 26%, as advertising revenue per thousand timeline views reached $1.49 in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 76% year over year.

For the quarter, Twitter earned 2 cents a share on $242.7 million in revenue during the quarter, as advertising revenue surged 121% year over year to $220 million. Data licensing rose 80% year over year to $23 million.

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