Twitter

  • twitter, inc.
    twitter bird logo 2012.svg
    screenshot
    twitter home page (moments version, countries without dedicated feed).png
    the default page shown to logged-out users
    type of businesspublic
    type of site
    news, social networking service
    available inmultilingual
    traded as
    • twtr
    • s&p 500 component
    foundedmarch 21, 2006; 14 years ago (2006-03-21)
    headquarterssan francisco, california, united states
    area servedworldwide
    founder(s)
    • jack dorsey
    • noah glass
    • biz stone
    • evan williams
    key people
    • omid kordestani
    • (executive chairman)
    • jack dorsey
    • (ceo)
    • ned segal
    • (cfo)
    industryinternet
    revenueincrease us$3.46 billion (2019)
    operating incomeincrease us$453 million (2018)
    net incomeincrease us$1.47 billion (2019)
    total assetsincrease us$10.16 billion (2018)
    total equityincrease us$6.8 billion (2018)
    employees4,600 (september 2019)[1]
    subsidiaries
    • vine
    • periscope
    • twitter.com edit this at wikidata
    alexa rankdecrease 36 (global, january 2020)[2]
    registrationrequired to do any activity
    users
    • 321 million active users
    • (february 2019)
    launchedjuly 15, 2006; 13 years ago (2006-07-15)
    current statusactive
    written in
    • java
    • ruby
    • scala
    • javascript
    [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

    twitter (ər/) is an american microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. users access twitter through its website interface, through short message service (sms) or its mobile-device application software ("app").[15] twitter, inc. is based in san francisco, california, and has more than 25 offices around the world.[16] tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but was doubled to 280 for non-asian languages in november 2017.[17]

    twitter was created in march 2006 by jack dorsey, noah glass, biz stone, and evan williams, launched in july of that year. the service rapidly gained worldwide popularity. in 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day,[18] and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day.[19][20][21] in 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as "the sms of the internet".[22][23] as of 2018, twitter had more than 321 million monthly active users.[11]

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Twitter, Inc.
Twitter bird logo 2012.svg
Screenshot
Twitter Home Page (Moments version, countries without dedicated feed).png
The default page shown to logged-out users
Type of businessPublic
Type of site
News, social networking service
Available inMultilingual
Traded as
FoundedMarch 21, 2006; 14 years ago (2006-03-21)
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, United States
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)
Key people
IndustryInternet
RevenueIncrease US$3.46 billion (2019)
Operating incomeIncrease US$453 million (2018)
Net incomeIncrease US$1.47 billion (2019)
Total assetsIncrease US$10.16 billion (2018)
Total equityIncrease US$6.8 billion (2018)
Employees4,600 (September 2019)[1]
Subsidiaries
Alexa rankDecrease 36 (Global, January 2020)[2]
RegistrationRequired to do any activity
Users
  • 321 million active users
  • (February 2019)
LaunchedJuly 15, 2006; 13 years ago (2006-07-15)
Current statusActive
Written in
[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Twitter (ər/) is an American microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface, through Short Message Service (SMS) or its mobile-device application software ("app").[15] Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world.[16] Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but was doubled to 280 for non-Asian languages in November 2017.[17]

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams, launched in July of that year. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day,[18] and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day.[19][20][21] In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet".[22][23] As of 2018, Twitter had more than 321 million monthly active users.[11]