Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet on March 21, 2006 9:50 p.m., which read: “just setting up my twttr.”
http://www.qore.com/noticias/2433/Tecfemerides-para-el-21-de-marzo Source: www.qore.com
Twitter became its own company in April 2007.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/twitter-is-in-trouble–and-that-news-should-surprise-precisely-nobody-10220313.html Source: www.independent.co.uk
A major turning point for Twitter was the 2007 South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) conference. During the conference, Twitter usage increased from 20,000 tweets per day to 60,000. “The Twitter people cleverly placed two 60-inch plasma screens in the conference hallways, exclusively streaming Twitter messages,” Newsweek’s Steven Levy said. “Hundreds of conference-goers kept tabs on each other via constant twitters. Panelists and speakers mentioned the service, and the bloggers in attendance touted it.”
https://www.secureworldexpo.com/snowden-speaking-today-sxsw Source: www.secureworldexpo.com
The reason that Twitter only allows 140-character messages is because it was originally designed as an SMS mobile phone-based platform. Since SMS messages have a 160-character limit, the founders of Twitter decided to stay in these bounds so that users would receive a whole tweet in a single message.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140620145704-302916649-connecting-with-your-customers-in-140-characters-or-less Source: www.linkedin.com
Developers and users in Twitter’s ecosystem created retweets, replies, hashtags, mobile apps and social ads; however, none of these investors received a slice of the company when it went public in 2013.
http://www.rflcbcommons.net/mktg406f14/2014/11/18/describing-the-web-in-less-than-140-characters-charea-fulton/ Source: www.rflcbcommons.net