Twitter is a social network and actual-time communication service launched in 2006 and used by millions of people and organizations to rapidly share and discover information.
The whole word Twitter comes to the frequent chirping sound made by birds, hence the bird used in the Twitter logo.
The Users can access the site via the web and mobile devices to exchange frequent bite-size latest of information called ‘tweets’ which are messages of up to 140 characters long that anybody can send or read.
These messages or tweets are public by default and countable to all those who are following the tweeter. Twitter allows you to the follow other users you are interested in so that you’ll see their latest on your home page, which is an aggregate feed of total the accounts you’re following.
Users sharing these tweets which are micro-bits of information that can contain things like photos, videos, quotes, article links and more others. Every tweet can also have replies from other people creating actual-time conversations around hot topics, latest news and interesting new content.
Twitter was visible to disrupt the traditional point-to-point messaging systems like email by providing this one-to-many others interface for rapid content delivery and searching.
But Twitter has evolved into more than just an actual -time communication tool into one of the world’s leading sources of social discovery and newsworthy events.
This open networking environment has also led to an entire ecosystem built around the Twitter platforms coined the ‘Twitter verse’ where creative people, designers, marketers and businesses can be flourish together.
History of Twitter
Twitter actually started off as a Pod casting company called Ode before pivoting into the micro blogging service we know and love today. If it wasn’t for Apple releasing podcasts via iTunes and scaring Ode out the water, we might be of never got Twitter!