Twitter. By: Lauren Price. History. Founded by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone (@Jack, @Evan, @Biz) P rogrammers who worked at a podcasting company called Odeo Inc. in San Francisco .
Twitter By: Lauren Price
History • Founded by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone (@Jack, @Evan, @Biz) • Programmers who worked atapodcasting company called Odeo Inc. in San Francisco. • Looking for a way to reinvent a dying company & send text on their cell phones in a direct, short message.
How Does It Work? • 140 characters • Followers • @ Username • Retweet • Hash tag (#) trends • Direct Message
First Tweet • On March 21, 2006, @Jack sent the first tweet: “just setting up my twttr.” • In tweet number 38, Dom Sagolla said “Oh, this is going to be addictive.” • From there, a new communication revolution was born.
Popularity • May of 2011=300 million • March of 2012=465 million users • 65% increase in 10 months • 11 new accounts per second (thenextweb.com)
Most Followers • @ladygaga 23,662,862 • @justinbieber 21,107,225 • @katyperry 18,632,389 • @rihanna 18,114,745 • @britneyspears 16,126,682
Positive Change In Media • Used by businesses to communicate with employees and customers. • Political messages more diverse and interesting. • Worldwide news spreads in seconds
Questions? • Twitter: @LPrice2