Updated: 02/07/2022 by Computer Hope
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Twitter is a social networking platform founded by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone on March 21, 2006, and the site launched to the public on July 15, 2006. Twitter allows anyone to post a short 280-character message about anything over the Internet, application, or on their phone. Often Twitterers or Tweeters (users posting on Twitter) post about what they are doing or thinking. They may also post photos of themselves or news about current events.

Twitter is considered the pulse of the Internet, a quick and easy method of finding out about what is happening across the world. Using the search on Twitter, you can find the latest news, events, and trends.

Why is there a character limit on Twitter?

Twitter originally started with a 140-character limit, so one Twitter message could be fit in a text message.

What is the name of the Twitter bird?

The Twitter bird logo is named "Larry" after the most famous bird, Larry Bird.

How to shorten a Twitter message

Use the Computer Hope convert tool to convert any long message down to 280 characters.

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