What a fantastic weekend it has been!! It went from +23C to -9C. I am grateful for that Manitoba gives me some very interesting weather.
Today I wanted to talk about a Social Media tool that I am very grateful for. Maybe a lot of you are as well. Twitter is the name and the little blue Bird is spreading the news about everything all over the world. Twitter is a fantastic tool to say what you think in 140 words. It gives you a opportunity for you to give your name a meaning and people to get to know you from any part of the globe.
Twitter has helped me connect with like-minded and passionate people from all over the world and share our beliefs and knowledge with others.
The History of Twitter:
Twitter’s origins lie in a “daylong brainstorming session” that was held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo. While sitting in a park on a children’s slide and eating Mexican food, Dorsey introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group. The original project code name for the service was twttr, an idea that Williams later ascribed to Noah Glass, inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes. The developers initially considered “10958” as a short code, but later changed it to “40404” for “ease of use and memorability”. Work on the project started on March 21, 2006, when Dorsey published the first Twitter message at 9:50 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST): “just setting up my twttr”.
“…we came across the word ‘twitter‘, and it was just perfect. The definition was ‘a short burst of inconsequential information,’ and ‘chirps from birds’. And that’s exactly what the product was.” – Jack Dorsey
The first Twitter prototype was used as an internal service for Odeo employees and the full version was introduced publicly on July 15, 2006. In October 2006, Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Dorsey, and other members of Odeo formed Obvious Corporation and acquired Odeo and all of its assets–including Odeo.com and Twitter.com–from the investors and shareholders. Williams fired Glass who was silent about his part in Twitter’s startup until 2011. Twitter spun off into its own company in April 2007.
The tipping point for Twitter’s popularity was the 2007 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. During the event, Twitter usage increased from 20,000 tweets per day to 60,000. “The Twitter people cleverly placed two 60-inch plasma screens in the conference hallways, exclusively streaming Twitter messages,” remarked Newsweek‘s Steven Levy. “Hundreds of conference-goers kept tabs on each other via constant twitters. Panelists and speakers mentioned the service, and the bloggers in attendance touted it.”
Reaction at the festival was highly positive. Blogger Scott Beale said that Twitter “absolutely rul[ed]” SXSW. Social software researcher Danah Boyd said Twitter “own[ed]” the festival. Twitter staff 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!”
The first unassisted off-Earth Twitter message was posted from theInternational Space Station by NASA astronaut T. J. Creamer on January 22, 2010. By late November 2010, an average of a dozen updates per day were posted on the astronauts’ communal account, @NASA_Astronauts.
On September 14, 2010, Twitter launched a redesigned site including a new logo.
What is there to be grateful for Twitter?
- Twitter gives you a way of telling how you feel right now.
- It keeps you in touch with friends.
- It creates revenue for you.
- It gives you a opportunity to communicate with like minded people from all over the world.
- It can inspire you.
- It can make you love.
- It can share happiness with others.
- It gives you friends.
- It gives you critical information.
- It can share a life changing idea.
- It can help people survive and communicate with others in big catastrophic disasters.
- It can give you goosebumps.
- It can make you rich.
- It can make you famous.
- It can give you clients.
- It’s logo is a blue bird 🙂
There is sooo many to choose from I could probably go on for decades, but I don’t want to put you to sleep:) Twitter is a fun and easy way to drive traffic towards your business, thoughts, beliefs and you can spread positive experiences. Personally I must say I love Twitter.
Social Media is constantly changing the way we live our life on this planet and I feel it makes us very interconnected and it opens up our world to the unlimited possibilities of business, love and happiness.
“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar
John Thore Stub Sneisen(c)
A tweet a day keeps the doctor away?