1. Having demonstrated its versatility as a high-tech newswire, Twitter drew the attention of those who would prefer to see certain information suppressed.
Synonym = flexibility
Explanation: I chose the word flexibility because the original word, “versatility” indicates that Twitter could adapt to what the people wanted. I wanted to choose a word to indicate the ability to change or compromise.
2. Millions of users attempted to log into Twitter only to be greeted by the service's iconic "fail whale," the image of a cartoon whale being hoisted into the air by a flock of birds, signaling a site outage.
Synonym = symbol
Explanation: I chose the word symbol because the original word, “iconic” indicates an image that represents Twitter. I wanted to choose a word to indicate the representation of a network.
3. Following the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, Twitter reaffirmed its role as a powerful tool for the dissemination of information.
Synonym = circulation
Explanation: I chose the word circulation because the original word, “dissemination” indicates a distribution of information about the earthquake. I wanted to choose a word to indicate a wide spreading.
4. Additionally, it became an effective fund-raising platform, when the Red Cross launched a mobile giving campaign that surpassed all expectations.
Synonym = outlet
Explanation: I chose the word outlet because the original word, “platform” indicates a…