Twitter Stage is a front-row seat at major events in tweet form

Twitter Stage
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Twitter has launched a new account to live-tweet major events. The social network has long been a platform for users and publishers to share updates in real time, and Twitter is finally getting into the game itself — starting with the Tony Awards.

Dubbed Twitter Stage, the account shared memorable moments from the awards ceremony for Broadway theater, including a close-up of Bryan Cranston and updates on award winners like Helen Mirren, who received the first Tony of the evening.

With its new live-streaming app Periscope, and a better interface for displaying tagged tweets, images and video, Twitter seems set to offer real-time event coverage in earnest.

We’ve contacted Twitter to find out more about its latest account and will update this post when we hear back.

Twitter Stage

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