A social network and a microblogger.
◦ 554+ million users.
◦ 399+ million dollars.
Works by sending and receiving tweets.
Tweets are messages that are limited only to
Get tailored trends
Region and City Specific trends
Instant Messaging via Tweets
Private Messages (Direct Messages)
Real-time updates from other users
Real-time update for keywords (e.g
User/keywords directed advertisements
Region and city directed advertisements
Verified accounts for important/famous
Ability to spread a message by retweeting
Daily tweet limits for protecting against spam
◦ privacy for individual tweets cannot be set.
Handles also consumes character space. Long
handles can leave you with less space
In the above example the handle takes 27 characters
out of 140 character space allowed for tweets)
No notification system even for group tweets
Cannot upload videos directly to Twitter
Still needs localization in a lot of regions.