History of twitter• Twitter was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone.• Wanted a way to send short messages.• On March 21st, Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet ever, “just setting up my twttr.”
Twitter Today• Nearly 200 million users world wide• 460,000 new twitter accounts opened daily• 160 million tweets sent per day
What got you into the “twitter-sphere”?
Writing a tweet
What do you use twitter for?• Expressing your feelings?• Talking to friends?• News updates?• Catching up with long lost friends?• Communicating for school?
Do you know what your thinking?• What makes you tweet?• What are you thinking about when you tweet?• What makes you choose a certain “hashtag”?• How do you tweet?