Twitter is an online social media site that has connected millions of users worldwide. Essentially, Twitter is a social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. Just like many other social media platforms, Twitter is a way for people to express themselves through their everyday life. Throughout this post, I will be discussing many of the attributes, as well as facts that I have learned about Twitter from my classmate’s presentation.
Twitter was brought into the world on March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass. After “working out the kinks,” the creators decided it was time to release the product. After a couple of months, Twitter was released to the public on July 15th, 2006. It started off with about 400,000 tweets a day, and over the years has grown to about 250 million tweets a day. Twitter has also done great things besides connect users all around the world. With that being said, Twitter has raised about 1.6 billion dollars through online presence alone.
One of the many important tools on Twitter is “hashtags.” Hashtags are keywords and phrases that are embedded within a photo. When searching for a particular image or recording, users type in keywords in the search bar, hence, the usage and functions of hashtags. This is great to use for engaging with various consumers, as well as great for finding particular types of users. Businesses have begun to be more active with Twitter because they see how great of a tool it is in gaining potential profit.