Twitter is a micro-blogging and social networking service on that users post and interact with messages referred to as "tweets". Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, however on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled to 280 for all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Registered users will post, like, and retweet tweets, however unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its web site interface, through Short Message Service (SMS) or its mobile-device application package ("app"). Twitter, Inc. is predicated in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices round the world.
Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams, launched in July of that year. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity. In 2012, over 100 million users announce 340 million tweets on a daily basis,and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day.In 2013, it had been one of the 10 most-visited websites and has been delineate as "the SMS of the Internet". As of 2018, Twitter had quite 321 million monthly active users. Since 2015 Twitter has been a hotbed of debates and news covering politics of the u. s.. throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Twitter was the biggest source of breaking news on the day, with 40 million election-related tweets sent by 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) that day.