Twitter Tries To Prove It's About More Than Telling Friends What You Ate For Lunch

Twitter has launched “Twitter Stories,” a site that catalogues tweets with an inspiring or hopeful backstory to them.

The site currently showcases the stories that led to a man finding a kidney match, Tunisians staying safe during revolution, and a man challenging Lance Armstrong to a feat of strength, among many others.

It strikes us as Twitter’s effort to assert its importance in the world, not just for general socialisation but as a means to affect real change. Check out the video below to see how a son saved his mother’s bookstore from going out of business with a tweet:

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