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A Twitter Microblogging Service is a social-networking microblogging service operated by Twitter, Inc..



  • (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ Retrieved:2015-8-30.
    • Twitter () is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".

      Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS, or mobile device app. [1] Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has more than 25 offices around the world. [2] Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass and launched by July 2006. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users who in 2012 posted 340 million tweets per day. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. [3] In 2013 Twitter was one of the ten most-visited websites, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." As of May 2015, Twitter has more than 500 million users, out of which more than [[List of virtual communities with more than 100 million active users|302 million are active users]].

  1. Twitter via SMS FAQ Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  2. About Twitter Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  3. Twitter turns six, March 21, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  • (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ Retrieved:2015-8-30.
    • … Twitter announced on March 20, 2012 that promoted tweets would be introduced to mobile devices. [1] In April 2013, Twitter announced that its Twitter Ads self-service platform, consisting of promoted tweets and promoted accounts, was available to all U.S. users without an invite.
  1.; Wasserman, Todd. March 20, 2012. "Twitter Rolls Out Promoted Tweets for Mobile."