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Twitter flock cheers football livestream

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>> Tweeter getting mostly good reviews for it's debut live stream of Thursday Night Football. The match up between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets on CBS marked the first time in NFL game was broadcast on the social media platform. And it wasn't long before the hashtag tnf was trending, Reuters correspondent Amy Tennery was tracking the game.
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>> Well, the Twitter experience was designed so that people can watch the game on one side of their screen and see what people are saying about the game on the other. And they can also publish from that exact same screen as well. So you have this sort of seamless experience where you're not clicking from tab to tab or window to window, it's all right there in front of you.
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>> This was the first of ten NFL games that will stream on Twitter this season. CEO Jack Dorsey wants to cement the company's reputation as the destination for live events, not to mention try to boost its stagnant user base.>> Twitter actually made it possible so that people who aren't actually registered for that social media platform, could even watch the live stream as it happened.
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So, it's reasonable to expect that Twitter is hoping that Thursday night's event will actually bring in more Twitter users. People who may be wouldn't have betting card sheets the platform before were drawn into it because they wanna watch the game.>> On the field the showdown itself was hardly high stakes, both teams were all in one going in with Bill's coach Rex Ryan.
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Having the summit of 37 to 31 loss to the Jets, the team that fired him in 2014.