Communication is a blood that runs the society. Indeed, it is very vital to keep everything going. This fact speaks why technology has come this far at a very short period from when it started. That is because technology bridges communication from around the globe.
Who doesn’t know Bill Gates and Steve Jobs – the nerds behind Microsoft and Apple? They are known as the pillars of computers and its vast innovations. Another is Mark Zuckerberg – the face of Facebook who generated more than a billion of users worldwide. How about Jack Dorsey – the man behind twitter?
One of the most used means of online communication today is Twitter. It is described as “the SMS of the internet.” An online social networking and micro blogging service which renders a maximum of 140 characters per tweet.
Twitter has reached a massive number of more than 500 million registered users in 2012 who posted 340 million tweets per day. However, Jack Dorsey, the man who forged the social media empire doesn’t resonate on his innovation.
Dorsey is an extraordinary genius who made communication available in a most convenient and swift manner. However, beyond his brilliance is a type of reserved and shy person. It is ironic for someone who changes the means of communication around the world and yet it is hard for him to converse.
It was March of 2006 when Dorsey gave birth to his innovation which he first called as “twttr.” The first tweet was made by Dorsey saying “just setting up my twttr” at exactly 9.50 PM standard pacific time (PST) in March 21, 2006.
The prototype was first used as internal service for Odeo employees. Later in July 2006, the full version of the site was launched publicly as spearheaded by Dorsey as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
“...we came across the word 'twitter', and it was just perfect. The definition was 'a short burst of inconsequential information,' and 'chirps from birds'. That's exactly what the product was.” – as said by Jack Dorsey.
Twitter has boosted its popularity in 2007 at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) conference where it accumulated 60,000 tweets per day from 20,000. The staff of Twitter received the festival’s Web Award Prize with the remark “we'd like to thank you in 140 characters or less. And we just did!”
Twitter also became a powerful platform in 2008 for U.S. Presidential candidates Obama and McCain. They made use of the tool as a method of updating their supporters while on the campaign trail.
More so, Twitter domed to international prominence after the Presidential elections in Iran in June 2009. It was used as means to converse since text messaging was blocked by the government due to series of protests. Iranian users found the use of twitter and flooded the site with current and live updates. This portrays that twitter has made a vital role in the midst of crucial times in Iran.
Twitter’s seven years of existence has broke the silence of social media. It plays a vital role in communication whether as personal or business use. One of the satisfied Twitter users is Painter Perth who testifies the importance of Twitter and its big help to the company.
More so, Perth House Painters made use of twitter to access their clients. In fact, it broke a number of deals and increases popularity around West Australia. Indeed, Twitter has helped many businesses boom.