An online social networking service which allows people to send, receive and read short messages of only 140 characters known as tweets is called Twitter. This service was founded in March 2006 by Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Noah Glass. The CEO of Twitter is Jack Dorsey and the Chairman is Omid Kordestani. In other words, we can say that Twitter is a social networking micro-blogging service which is available for free to all the registered users for broadcasting short posts. Though for the new users, using Twitter is a bit daunting, yet it is an amazingly new way for communication. It is considered to be all about building a community from your experience.
One aspect of Twitter is that it is a form of amateur news reporting. It is a significant way of learning about the people and the world through the eyes of other people. Twitter is being used as a marketing tool as well because people advertise about their consulting businesses, recruiting services and much more. Twitter is less intrusive and fast. It is a social messaging tool, but more than instant messaging which help people in discovering like-minded and interesting people around. It even helps in building our followers who have similar interests. Twitter is a perfect blend of texting, instant messaging and blogging, but with board audience and brief content. It even helps not only the common people but even the celebrities to have a personal connection with their followers.