Twitter

April 19, 2009 – 6:58 pm

Twitter The free social messaging utility for staying connected in real time with friends and family is what www.twitter.com promises. This free social networking and micro blogging service which enables its users to share and read other user’s updates known as tweets, was founded in March 2006 by Obvious Group, with its Head quarters in California, U.S.A. This ten person start up has 29 employees as of now.

Coming from the Chairman Jack Dorsey’s mouth, it all started when at 18, he moved to New York City to attend NYU and began working at one of the biggest courier services in the country, DMS, where he continued working as a software developer, writing dispatch software. Jack was fascinated by the fact that all the users of this software – taxi drivers, limo drivers, couriers were really just reporting what they were doing, baring down essential facts only, thus the idea for Twitter was envisioned. In 2000, Jack launched his own company to dispatch couriers, taxis, and emergency services via the web. Over the next few years Jack continued working out his idea of fusing dispatch software, instant messaging, and text messaging to create real-time status communication, and in 2006 he approached San Francisco-based podcasting company ODEO, which was also interested in text messaging. It was there that he met Biz Stone and ODEO co-founder Evan Williams.

Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone spent just 2 weeks creating the first Twitter prototype and implemented it as an internal service for ODEO employees. They launched a full-scale version of Twitter in July of 2006. Three months later Biz, Evan, Jack and other members of the ODEO team formed Obvious Corporation, and acquired ODEO and all of its assets – including Odeo.com and Twitter.com – from the investors and other shareholders, and Twitter was spun off into its own company in 2007.
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Twitter is all about tweets which is a form of SMS, or text based posts where users have to condense their sentiments in 140 words
In November 2008 a research estimated 4- 5 million twitter users. Since its inception in 2006, twitter has gained extensive notability and worldwide popularity. It is often described as the “SMS of Internet,” as the site provides the benefit of sending and receiving short text messages. Twitter continues to grow in importance and has gained popularity in both the consumer world and corporate world.

A February 2009 Compete.com blog entry ranks Twitter as the third most used social network after Facebook and MySpace. In March 2009, a Nielsen’s blog ranked Twitter as the fastest growing site in the Member Communities category for February 2009. Twitter had a growth of 1382%; Zimbio had a growth of 240%, followed by Facebook with a growth of 228%.

The key people of the Company are Jack Dorsey who is the Chairman, Evan Williams the CEO, and Biz Stone the Creative Director.

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