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Twitter Selects Acquia and Drupal to Power Developer Community Website Introduced Today for 750,000+ Twitter Developers

From the press release:

WOBURN, MA–(Marketwire – Jul 11, 2011) – Acquia, the leading provider of commercial solutions for Drupal, announced today that Twitter selected a Drupal-based community solution for its new Twitterdeveloperwebsite at The site, which was developed with support and guidance from Acquia, launched today.

The site provides information, tools, assistance, and support for the 750,000 developers across the Twitter ecosystem. It includes access to documents, APIs, tips, tutorials, a blog, and forums designed to connect developers to the Twitter team and each other.

“We are proud to be working with Twitter on this important effort,” said Tom Erickson, Acquia’s CEO. “It demonstrates Acquia’s ability to deliver enterprise-scale applications, and reinforces that Drupal is truly a best-of-breed platform for community websites.”

“Twitter has always been deeply supportive of open source efforts like Drupal,” said Ryan Sarver, Twitter’s Director of Platform. “We made the decision to go with Acquia and Drupal for our new site because of the customization and flexibility.”

Today Twitter announced that more than one million registered applications have been created using the Twitter API, resulting in an ecosystem that has seen over $1 billion in acquisitions and more than $475 million in venture capital investment since December 2010.

Other customers that Acquia has helped launch social business communities include the World Economic Forum, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, and Red Hat. Learn more at

About Drupal
Drupal is free, open-source software that powers millions of websites and online applications. It runs on industry-standard hosting platforms and connects to virtually all legacy systems. With a community of hundreds of thousands of users and developers, Drupal’s success has spawned an enormous business ecosystem. Learn more at

About Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal
Acquia empowers enterprises with the open-source content management system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal’s creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquia’s products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk as it’s done for nearly 1,500 enterprise customers including Al Jazeera, Turner, Intuit, World Economic Forum, Stanford U, New York Senate and NPR. For more information, please visit or call 888-9-ACQUIA.

Disclosure: C7 is an Acquia Partner. For help building your social business on Acquia Commons call 916-342-6135 today.


The Power of Community and the Impact of Social Business


Businesses and organizations have become more strategic about how they engage with their customers, employees, partners, and followers to build long-lasting relationships. Social media has matured into a meaningful solution for businesses to develop those relationships whether it’s through online communities, blogs, tweeting, or other channels. Above all, companies that actively provide value through these channels to their community gain tangible business benefits that leads to better communication, stronger brands and significant cost savings.

Join Acquia and our partners for our upcoming event and networking reception where your peers will gather to hear from individuals who successfully use social business technology to engage with their communities. Attendees will hear from industry experts from organizations including PayPal and C7, and a special presentation from Dries Buytaert, the Founder and Project Lead of one of the largest online technology communities, Learn best practices for building your social business strategy and gain tips for choosing the right solution to meet your objectives – without blowing the budget.


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