Everyone loves Twitter, journalists, athletes, actors, influencers and other marketers, and even (unfortunately?) politicians. Happy to see them starting to turn the corner after so many unprofitable years.

Bloomberg:

The company topped analysts’ average sales estimates in the fourth quarter and for the first time reported a real profit, a milestone in Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey’s turnaround effort. Monthly active users were little changed from the prior quarter at 330 million, a lower-than-projected total that the company attributed in part to stepped-up efforts to reduce spam, malicious activity and fake accounts.

The report adds to positive momentum in recent months for Twitter, which spent the second half of 2017 explaining how Russian-linked accounts — including automated bots — influenced content on its platform around the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Dorsey, who also runs Square Inc., has been working to broaden Twitter from a microblogging site into a destination for users to see “what’s happening now” by striking live-streaming partnerships with news outlets and sports leagues.

Also: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says people are tweeting more, but not longer, with 280-character limit – Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge