Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service. Registered users can post, like and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. The site was founded in 2006 and is based in California, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and San Francisco. As of 2018, Twitter had more than 321 million monthly active users.
About Twitter in brief
Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as \”tweets\”. Registered users can post, like and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in March 2006 and launched in July of that year. By 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as \”the SMS of the Internet\”. As of 2018, Twitter had more than 321 million monthly active users. Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but was doubled to 280 for non-CJK languages in November 2017. Audio and video tweets remain limited to 140 seconds for most accounts. The tipping point for Twitter’s popularity was the 2007 South by Southwest Interactive conference. During the event, Twitter usage increased from 20,000 tweet per day to 60,000. The first un-assisted Twitter message was posted from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Scott Beale on January 22, 2010. Twitter staff received the Web Award at the SXSW conference for ‘owning’ the conference. The service is now based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world. It was acquired by Obvious Corporation in October 2006, along with its assets — including Odeo.
com and Twitter. com — from the investors and shareholders. Twitter spun off into its own company in April 2007. In November 2010, Twitter did just less than an average dozen updates per day, or less than less than a dozen tweets per week. It has been called ‘the most popular social network in the world’ and ‘one of the most popular sites in the history of the internet’ in the past year. The company has been acquired by Twitter’s parent company, Twitter, Inc., for $1.2 billion. It also has its own mobile app, Twitter.com, and mobile-device application software, Twitter Mobile. It is available in English, Spanish, German, and Italian. It will soon be available in Arabic, French, Spanish and Arabic. The site was founded in 2006 and is based in California, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and San Francisco. Twitter’s origins lie in a ‘daylong brainstorming session’ held by board members of the podcasting company O deo. The original project code name for the service was twttr, an idea that Williams later ascribed to Noah Glass inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes. Dorsey has explained the origin of the word ‘twitter’, and it was just perfect. The definition was ‘a short burst of inconsequential information,’ and ‘chirps from birds’ And that’s exactly what the product was.