Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in March 2006 and launched in July 2006.
Twitter’s origins lie in a “daylong brainstorming session” held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo.
Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but the limit was doubled to 280 for non-CJK (Non Chinese, Japanese and Korean) languages in November 2017.
Audio and video tweets remain limited to 140 seconds for most accounts.
Twitter is described as “the SMS of the Internet”.
t.co is a URL shortening service created by Twitter.
Twitter has been used for a variety of purposes in many industries and scenarios. For example, it has been used to organize protests, sometimes referred to as “Twitter Revolutions”
The oldest Twitter accounts are 14 accounts that became active on March 21, 2006, all belonging to Twitter employees at the time and including @jack (Jack Dorsey), @biz (Biz Stone), and @noah (Noah Glass).