[WORLDKINGS] On this day - July 15, 2023 – The 17th anniversary of Twitter's public launch (2006)

15-07-2023

(Worldkings.org) Twitter was launched to the public on July 15, 2006. It quickly became one of the largest social media platforms in the world.

Twitter is a social media platform that allows users to post short messages, known as "tweets," of up to 280 characters. It was created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and has since grown to become one of the most popular social media sites in the world.

 

The idea for Twitter came from the podcasting venture Odeo, which had been formed by Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Noah Glass. After Apple announced in 2005 that it was adding podcasts to its iTunes applications, the management at Odeo realised that they needed to give their company a new direction to compete with Apple.

At that point of time, Jack Dorsey was working at the company as an engineer. He came up with the idea of a short message service (SMS) where users could share small blog-like updates with their friends. After the go-ahead, Dorsey began working on the project named Twttr.

On 21 March 2006, he sent the first tweet ever (“just setting up my twttr”). On 15 July 2006, the completed product (Twitter) was launched. In October 2006, Dorsey, Williams and Stone bought out Odeo and started Obvious Corp. to further develop the platform. In 2007, Twitter, Inc. was created as a corporate entity and Dorsey became its first CEO.

 

Use of Twitter exploded at the South by Southwest convention in Austin, Texas, in March 2007, when more than 60,000 tweets were sent per day, and grew rapidly from there. The microblogging platform soon emerged as a great way to communicate with others, share information and more. The number of Twitter followers also became a barometer of one’s popularity.

 

According to firstpost.com 


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