By: Kayur Patel
History Of Twitter
Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone started Twitter. They created it in New York in 2006, and later on moved to San Francisco. The reason they created it was to give people a chance to communicate with each other and give out important news. The company later on sold promotions which got them popular to other companies. They started it by getting a group of people that were educated in blogging. Then, they started thinking of ideas what their new site should be and what it will be about. They thought of making a blogging site but were wondering what to name it until Jack Dorsey brought of the thought of naming it Twittr. He later changed the name to Twitter.
The company wasn’t popular when it first came out in 2006. Most people thought Twitter was just another dumb blogging site. Twitter had a competition because sites like Facebook and MySpace were way more popular than Twitter. So the company started making some changes. First, they changed there name to Twitter when it used to be Twittr. They also changed the logo to a blue bird instead of just the name on it. They also made the site easier for people by putting the search bar on the top and your account right by it. Then on one day a person tweeted about a airplane crashing into a river. So many people were tweeting about it and the company was growing rapidly. People realized Twitter was helpful for communicating and for big events. The company couldn't handle so many people so the site would crash and certain times. Twitter edited those errors so there could be more people on Twitter at the same time. After the fixes, Twitter was going rapidly. On big events, Twitter would get a lot of tweets per minute. Over 1,000! Twitter today is still pretty popular. Twitter is worth about 36.85 billion dollars.
How it Makes Money
- The average user has tweeted 307 times
- 32% of all users on the internet use Twitter
- The average Twitter user has 126 followers
- 60% of Twitter users are females
- Twitter is available in more than 25 languages
- 340 million tweets are sent each day
- 16% of the internet users are on Twitter
- 50% of twitter users have it on the phone.
- 10 tweets per second include something about Starbucks