Twitter is a service for social networking and microblogging, in which users interact and post messages known as tweets. Users access the app through a short message service, mobile device application software, and its website interface. The unregistered users can only read the tweets, and registered users can like, retweet tweets, and can also post.
Twitter has more than 25 offices around the world. Video tweets and audios are restricted to 140 seconds. Tweets were also restricted to 140 characters till November 2017, when they were doubled to 280.
Twitter had more than 100 million users who posted 340 million tweets a day by 2012. It was described as the SMS of the internet in 2013 as it was the most visited website. From 2018 to 2020, it had more than 321 million active users.
Who owns Twitter Now?
Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone in March 2006. Jack Dorsey, who by then was an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual communicating to a small group by use of short message service. It was originally named as Twttr and later changed to Twitter six months after its launch.
The first Twitter message was published on March 21, 2006, by Dorsey. Twitter was publicly introduced on July 15, 2006. Twitter spun into its own company in April 2017. Twitter gained increased usage from 20000 tweets per day to 60000, in a Southwest Interactive conference in 2007. In 2008, the tweets increased to 100 million per quarter. Over 70,000 registered applications were recorded by March 2010. It was ranked as the third-highest social networking site in January 2009.
October 2020, the company introduced changes, where one could view videos and photos without leaving the app. In 2019, Twitter became the most rolled out by users and the 10th most downloaded mobile app.
The founder of Twitter
Twitter was developed by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone in March 2006.
Jack was born on November 19, 1796, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a philanthropist and technological entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Twitter and CEO; he is also the CEO of a financial payment company, Square. He joined the University of Missouri-Rolla and later transferred to New York University.
In 2000, he started to accompany to dispatch taxis, couriers, and emergency services from the web in Oakland. Furthermore, he comes up with ideas in the frictionless service market and network of medical devices. Dorsey becomes chairman of the board on October 16, 2008.
The company’s stock share price rose from $26 to $45 in the first days of trading. Dorsey’s become a millionaire by earning approximately a value of $ 23.4 shares.
Evans was born on March 31, 1972, in the United States, Nebraska. He dropped out of Nebraska University to pursue his career after studying for one and a half years. He later joined a publishing company, ‘O’Reilly Media’ as a marketer. Well along, he becomes an independent computer coder, where he launched an EvHead.com website. He also worked at Hewlett-Packard and Intel.
In 1999 he created Pyra Labs that come up with the Blogger. The Blogger gained so much popularity and attracted so many companies. He later sold the Blogger to Google. In 2006 he co-founded ‘Obvious Corporation’ with Biz Stone. He collaborated in finding Twitter as a project of Obvious Corporation.
William becomes the CEO of Twitter in October 2008. He has a net worth of US$ 3billion s of September 2020.
Biz Stone was born in America on March 10, 1794. He attended Northeastern University though he did not manage to graduate. He is an entrepreneur who co-founded Twitter. He worked at Xanga as a creative director from 1999 to 2001. He later discovered Jelly, which he became the CEO until 2017 when it was acquired by Pinterest.
Stone also become an advisor and angel investor in a startup community in a diversity of industries such as Medium, Intercom, Slack, among others. He also works as an executive producer for documentaries and advisor at Zoic Studios.
He has a net worth of US$ 1billion. He lives with his wife Livia and son Jacob in California. He and his wife operate Livia Stone Foundation, which supports conservation and education in California.
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- Display metadata through hover tooltips
Tooltips are an effective interface element that graphically allows users to view more information when they hover. However, it is essential to see the bio-information of a Twitter user. Additionally, they are effective for information gathering with fewer pages to visit and fewer clicks.
- Use the sidebar more effectively to display information.
Twitter shows statistics and important information using the right-sidebar. However, it is essential to show the hottest topics and latest activities by use of the most used #hashtags and most recent replies.
- Mention username while adding a page that displays tweets
It gives an opportunity for its users to find people who are interested in what they tweet. It also enables other users to view what is popular among those people who follow you.
- Tweets threading
Threaded tweets enable its users to participate in several Twitter feeds where communication istaking. It also allows its users to find other users that are interested in similar conversation subjects.
- Allows tweets directed to a group of people
Twitter users have the ability to use the platform, to conveniently target a group of people. It differentiates a tweet directed to a group of users and that directed to a single user.
Frequently asked questions on Twitter
- Is a tweet like a Facebook status update?
They are similar, though with the exception that limits only 140 characters and an uncontrolled audience. On Twitter, those who follow you are able to read your status update, while on Facebook, only your friends can read your status. On Facebook, a friend’s status update is not shared, while on Twitter, a tweet can be retweeted to many people.
- Should one protect their tweets?
Twitter does not allow private accounts, as other users will not be able to retweet is the account is protected.
- What is a trending topic?
It is essentially the most common subject on Twitter. Furthermore, it can also be what most people are talking about either globally, locally, or within a country.