Twitter is one of the most used social networking platforms designed to assist every user to post and interact with their thoughts namely tweets. Each tweet is limited to 140 characters. Individuals who have registered in this social network can post tweets. However, individuals who are unregistered in twitter can read tweets posted by other users. Users of this network can access it via mobile device app, SMS or website interface. It is the right time to find out various aspects of this USA Tech Company.
Regular updates and positive improvements make the Twitter very popular and encourage every Internet user to create an account in this social network. This social network had 400,000 tweets posted within one quarter in 2007. Users of this platform in 2010 sent 50 million tweets per day. The downside is mature women are signing up less due to growing mature dating sites. The best in class updates leaded to 70, 000 registered applications recorded by this company by March 2010. The overall usage of this social network spikes during any prominent event. For example, users of twitters with a desire to watch and share comments about FIFA World Cup in 2010 have tweeted 3283 tweets per second. Twitter users tweeted about the Michael Jackson, American singer when he died on June 25, 2009 at a rate of 100,000 tweets per an hour.
Initial Public Offering (IPO) filing states that more than 200, 000, 000 monthly active users accessed Twitter and posted over 500, 000,000 tweets per day in 2013. The share of Twitter opened at $26 on November 7, 2013. This share was closed at $44.90 and giving the company with the overall valuation of around $31 billion.
Twitter is recognized worldwide by its signature bird logo. The existing bird logo design of the twitter is the third logo redesign. This logo was updated on June 5, 2012 as the Twitter Bird. Douglas Bowman is a designer of Twitter and revealing that the new logo of twitter resembling a mountain bluebird.
The most attractive features
Twitter has a wide range of features to make its users more contented than ever. However, the most exclusive features of this social network are as follows.
- Trending Topics
- Verified accounts
- Streaming video
Every tweet is publicly visible by default in this social network. However, senders can restrict every message delivery to their followers. Users of this social network can tweet via the Twitter website, mobile phone or SMS. They also subscribe to other users’ tweets known as following. Every subscriber in this category is known as a follower or tweeps that is a portmanteau of Twitter and peeps.
A retweet is a process in which individual tweets forwarded by other users to their own feed. The remarkably simple nature of the basic mechanism of Twitter makes every user satisfied. If you choose to follow any twitter user, then your main twitter page gets tweets of such user in the reverse chronological order. You will get a combination of tweets scroll down the page when you follow 20 people in this social network.
Six categories of content in twitter are pointless babble, conversational, pass-along value, self-promotion, spam and news.
Users of this platform can group posts together by category by using hashtags or phrases prefixed with # sign. The sign @ is used to reply to other users.
A phrase that is mentioned in this network at the maximum rate is said to be a trending topic.
A verified account validates the identity of the company or person who owns such account.
Twitter has begun to place the maximum focus on live streaming video programming in 2016.