Twitter Inc. was founded in March 21, 2006 and launched on July 15 2006. It was founded by: Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stones & Evan Williams. Twitter Inc. has its headquarters in San Francisco, California, United States of America, with over twenty-five offices around the world. Presently, the CEO is Jack Dorsey and its executive chairman is Omid Kordestani.
Twitter Inc. has over 3,860 employees and active users of about 313 million as on June 2016. It has generated over 2.21 billion dollars in revenue and about 521 million dollars as net income.
What is Twitter
Twitter is a free news, microblogging and social networking service where registered users post and read short messages called “tweets”. Only Registered users are enabled to post and read tweets, but users who are not registered can only read them. Once you are registered and you wish to discontinue using twitter, you can deactivate twitter account anytime.
How Twitter Works
Twitter can be accessed through its website, mobile application software, email or via SMS (text messages) available in some countries. Twitter enables you to post and to read other users updates when you are following them. It is a service for family, friends, coworkers, celebrities, brands and sport teams to easily communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages in real-time.
Registration is done at twitter sign up page and afterwards you can start tweeting. Twitter is all about ‘tweeting’ which is about broadcasting short burst messages (limited to 140 characters) to the world, expressing yourself in words with the hope that your messages are useful and interesting to someone.
Twitter is available in multilingual and users are able to post tweets which can be attached with photos, videos and links.
These tweets are posted via your twitter username which also contains your profile, followers and the people you are following. Tweets posted by default are visible to the public and are searchable on twitter by everyone except you make some changes in your privacy setting; restricting delivery to only your circle of friends.
Twitter is also about discovering fascinating people from all over the world and getting updated with trending topics or rumors and so on. It allows you to search for people by their name or registered username, import friends from other social networks, or invite friends via email.
Twitter is also made accessible by third-party applications such as Ubertwitter, Tweetdeck, Tweetie, Twitterrific and so on to post and read other users messages.