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History and Overview The founders are Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone On March 21, 2006, @Jack sent the first tweet The name twitter was inspired by the platform Flickr 200 million users worldwide More then 150 million tweets daily Max of 140 Characters allowed per tweet
Major Impacts Has significantly influenced micro-blogging Twitters tipping point in 2007 at the event South by Southwest Has changed the way media/politics reach out to society (Breaking news, events, scores, etc) Uses influence for the good by (creativity, courage, learning, inspiration) Instant sharing of information whether positive or negative
Personal Use Stay connected with friends, family, news, and businesses Quick answers Microblogging Inspire yourself and others
Business Use Connect with your customers to help promote your company and brand Customer feedback/updates so you can improve your product or service Builds brand loyalty and brand awareness Helps optimize for searches Market your brand for free to millions “Twitter is Viral” (Dell has perfected this with their promotions)
Problems associated with Businessand Personal use Privacy issues False or misleading information Real time information Personal and business image Can be addictive
Advertising Opportunities Target niche markets Target ads based on interests Can run contest and promotions Build your personal brand Allows you to interact with customers and build stronger relationships
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