Twitter made a big deal out of SXSW for the first time since launching here


South by Southwest Interactive’s claim to fame includes being the place where companies like Meerkat, Foursquare and Twitter have gotten their start.

Unfortunately for SXSW, most of those companies have struggled. Meerkat’s gone. Foursquare? Viewed as dead, but is in fact alive and embraced a new data business. And while Twitter is mentioned every day on national television, essentially leading our news cycle, it continues to have a tough time on the stock market and finding new users.

But Twitter’s trying to make a comeback— at the place it first rose to prominence, no less. This year, Twitter organized its first consumer push since launching at SXSW in 2007. They’ve always been here, but for the first time, Twitter had a house on Rainey Street (alongside Pinterest, Intel and CNN). …

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