19 November-Jack Dorsey-Twitter

Jack Dorsey, one of the co-founders of Twitter, is a native of the USA. Twitter is an online multilingual social media networking service. It has its headquarters is in San Francisco, California, USA and its European offices in Dublin, Ireland. It has over twenty five offices around the world. Twitter users can send and read messages, which are called tweets. The messages on Twitter can consist of up to 140 characters.

Jack Dorsey was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in 1976. He attended Missouri University of Science and Technology. He transferred to New York University where he came up with the idea of Twitter. Twitter began when Dorsey published the message ‘just setting up my twttr’ on March 21st 2006. At the time of its creation the domain ‘twitter.com’ was already in use. As a result the service was initially called twttr until the domain name was purchased by the developers. The bird logo is the international symbol of Twitter. Twitter’s bird is called Larry.

Today Twitter has millions of users worldwide. Usage peaks during special events such as the FIFA world cup. Though over 100 heads of state have twitter accounts, it is banned in countries such as Iran, China and North Korea. With over 110 million followers, US President Barrack Obama is the most followed politician in the world. Katy Perry, with over 108 million followers is the most followed entertainer.

Jack Dorsey, one of the co-founders of Twitter, was born in the year 1976 On This Day.

Jack Dorsey by David Shankbone 2010 by david_shankbone on 2010-05-07 21:13:44


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