The History of Twitter in a Brief

History of Twitter

The history of Twitter began in January 2006, when Evan Williams and Biz Stone began building a web-based software system to connect a worldwide network of people. They called it Twitter.

It was conceived in January 2005 while the founders were brainstorming in a Stanford University coffee shop.

In January 2005, as the two were brainstorming in a Stanford University coffee shop, they conceived of a new web-based software system to connect a worldwide network of people. They called it “Twitter.”

At the time, Stone and Williams were employees at a startup called Odwalla, which developed and sold diet-conscious juices and smoothies. They had heard that some people were dissatisfied with the speed and reliability of text-based chat.

“We wanted to do something much faster than SMS,” said Stone. “Text-based chat is too slow and doesn’t really work very well for the Internet.” Stone and Williams thought it would be fun if people could “follow” other people and instantly be informed when they talked. If one friend tweeted a message “This is cool,” and another friend said “me too,” both friends would instantly be notified of the same message.

First Public Launch

Twitter first appeared on the online marketing landscape in 2007, largely as a microblogging service. As a result of its never-before-seen twist on advertising and keeping in touch with pals, it has become a widely used tool. The majority of those who use Twitter do so on a regular basis, in some cases many times a day.

The phrase “micro-blogging” refers to the fundamental structure of Twitter. Micro-blogging is a type of multimedia blogging that allows users to post small text updates as well as micro-media, such as photographs, audio snippets, and videos, to other users’ blogs.

Twitter is a social networking service that asks one particular question: “What are you doing?” Users prefer to respond to this question in hundreds of thousands of different ways and send a 140 character long message out to all of the people who subscribe to their tweets. However, the character limit is now increased to 280 effective from 8th November 2017. It is as easy as that; you just share messages, read others’ messages, and then send your own.

About Twitter Founders

Twitter was founded in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone. The real history surrounding the way Twitter was developed is more so due to Jack Dorsey and his career path through the years.

Jack worked as a software developer, developing software for courier services and took notice to how, as the different businesses using the software and the main office could keep track of their various delivery or service vehicles, essentially, the employees were just reporting back what they were doing at that time.

Nevertheless, it kept the dispatch office in constant contact with the drivers, which is a big deal as far as efficiency is concerned. Basically, what Twitter has become is a mixture of 3 different things.

With the coupling of these three elements of real-time messages being sent, many things are possible. News tends to spread like wildfire on Twitter, friends are able to spawn a get-together in seconds, and marketers are able to instantly share their new ideas or ventures with every single one of their potential or current customers. To many, this does not show value and at times Twitter comes under a bit of criticism.

Truthfully, Twitter is a very useful tool, provided that you have contacts who either care what you have to say or can benefit from receiving information from you. For marketers, the service is generally used to broadcast URLs to their various pages, products, and services which can be a tedious task.

Many people have since developed different applications meant to manage the features of Twitter and automate the process which aids in managing one’s time spent tweeting. These applications can be used for many different tasks on Twitter usually called “grunt work” if you are a marketer.

Some features you will need are, unlimited account creation, management of all your accounts with the click of a button, auto-follow by targeted keywords/username/own followers, auto-unfollow of those who do not choose to follow you, auto-tweets through multiple accounts, direct messages to all followers, automatic reporting of Twitter trends to you per category, and some can even let you operate your Twitter accounts anonymously through a proxy IP address.

Sadly though, most Twitter applications and management tools cannot do all of the above and very few can deliver an all in one solution to all your Twitter needs.

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