• Twitter has become
identifiable by its
signature bird logo.
•On February 27,
2012, a tweet from an
that it was named
after Larry Bird the
The founders of this
company are Jack Dorsey,
Noah Glass, Evan
Williams, Biz Stone.Where
Jack Dorsey created
Twitter and is the executive
It was launched in July, 2006.
Twitter is an SMS-base networking site.
Twitter's origins lie in a "daylong brainstorming session" held by board
members of the podcasting company Odeo. Dorsey, then an
undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of
an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group.
"...we came across the word 'twitter', and it was just perfect. The
definition was 'a short burst of inconsequential information,' and
'chirps from birds'. And that's exactly what the product was." – Jack
The first Twitter prototype was used as an internal service for Odeo
employees and the full version was introduced publicly on July 15, 2006.
Twitter spun off into its own company in April 2007.
We can visit twitter by www.twitter.com
The Twitter means to send short messages known as
It is an online social networking service and microblogging
service that enables its users to send and read text-based
messages of up to 140 characters.
You can even send “tweets” to your friends, professional
contacts like your colleagues, clients and others.
“Tweets” are short messages but they can also contain
links to web pages, photos, digital audio or video.
That’s why Twitter is called as an Social Medium.
You are also provided with
some special characters
@ = direct a message to specific user.
# = mark a subject.
RT = RT stands for Re-Tweet.
Twitter also provides you an
Which helps to know what do people say or think on a
certain topic in real time.
So, try out Twitter and find what’s happening in the
world right now.
They have built atop open source software (including
MySQL, Ruby on Rails and Memcached) from the
company’s start in 2006.
Even more open source technologies such as OpenJDK
(JVM), Netty, Apache Lucene, Apache Thrift, Apache
Hadoop and Redis have been evolved by Twitter
and more on GitHub .
Apache Hadoop, HBase, BookKeeper Mahout and Pig
Uses of Twitter
• In education
• In emergencies
• Used to survey opinion
• Politics and protests
• In public relations
• In space mission news
• In fundraising
• In news reporting
• An Social Messaging Tool
• To spread awareness
• In television
• Find a Job
• Get Up to the Minute Updates
on Your Favourite Software
• Marketing Tool
• In Business
and many more….