Twitter is an online social networkin service an microbloggin service that enables its uisers tae send an read text-based messages o up tae 140 chairacters, kent as "tweets".

Twitter, Inc.
Twitter bird logo 2012.svg
Teep o businessPrivate
Teep o steid
Social network service, microblogging
Available inMultilingual
Aurie servedWorldwide
Foonder(s)Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass,
Evan Williams, Biz Stone
RevenueIncrease US$2.52 billion (2016)[1]
Net incomeDecrease US$-456 million (2016)[1]
Employees3,898 (2016)[2]
Alexa rankIncrease 11 (Global, Juin 2017)[3]
RegistrationRequired tae post, follae, or be follaed
Users274 million active (Julie 2014)[4]
LaunchedJulie 15, 2006 (2006-07-15)[5]
Current statusActive

Twitter wis creatit in Mairch 2006 bi Jack Dorsey an bi Julie, the social networkin steid wis launched. The service rapidly gained warldwide popularity, wi ower 500 million registered uisers as o 2012, generatin ower 340 million tweets daily an haundlin ower 1.6 billion search queries per day.[6][7] Syne its launch, Twitter haes acome ane o the ten maist visitit wabsteids on the Internet, an haes been describit as "the SMS o the Internet."[8] Unregistered uisers can read tweets, while registered uisers can post tweets throu the wabsteid interface, SMS, or a range o apps for mobile devices.[9]

Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco, wi additional servers an offices in New York Ceety, Boston, an San Antonio.


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  5. Arrington, Michael (July 15, 2006). "Odeo Releases Twttr". TechCrunch. AOL. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  6. Twitter Search Team (May 31, 2011). "The Engineering Behind Twitter's New Search Experience". Twitter Engineering Blog. Twitter. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  7. Twitter turns six, March 21, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  8. D'Monte, Leslie (April 29, 2009). "Swine Flu's Tweet Tweet Causes Online Flutter". Business Standard. Retrieved February 4, 2011. Also known as the 'SMS of the internet', Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service
  9. Twitter via SMS FAQ Retrieved April 13, 2012.