By Maria Vazquez and Sydney Wall
Twitter is a social media app that was invented in 2006 with the intentions of giving out a short burst of inconsequential information. it sought to not replace anything, so essentially it was completely different from any social media. Each tweet consists of 140 characters only, where you can either say what’s on your mind or say something that is important to you. it also can be a way for news sources to reach their audience about what is going on in the world today.
A stage of development of the World Wide Web, characterized especially by the change from static web pages to dynamic or user-generated content and the growth of social media. Other main points in the essay are that media was essentially the source for bringing communities together and make communication of the masses easier.
On March 21, 2006, 9:50pm, Jack Dorsey posted the first ever tweet and it read “just setting up my twttr”. The popular social media site, Twitter, was originally called twttr. Twitter’s popularity grew rapidly. In 2007 it had 400,000 tweets posted per quarter which increased to 100 million tweets posted per quarter in 2008. Also in this year, Twitter achieved 1 billion tweets. In July 2009, Twitter was added to the Collins English Dictionary as a noun and a verb. By February 2010, users were sending 50 million tweets per day. In late 2010, the website was revamped. Twitter featured new changes which “included the ability to see pictures and videos without leaving Twitter itself by clicking on individual tweets which contain links to images and clips from a variety of supported websites including YouTube and Flickr.” In 2010, astronaut T.J. Creamer tweeted live from the International Space Station. Twitter celebrated its sixth birthday on March 21, 2012, and announced that it has 140 million users and sees 340 million tweets per day. In January 2013, Twitter acquired the video app, Vine. Today, the most followed person on Twitter is singer, Katy Perry.
Ellen DeGeneres set the record for most retweeted tweet of all time.