Happy Birthday Twitter!!! You’re 5!
Tweets can contain no more than 140 characters and users tweet from cell phones, laptops, tablet computers and mainframes.
Twitter says it received nearly 7,000 tweets per second immediately after the 9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan March 11 and 177 million tweets as the day progressed.
Twitter is used as a business tool to encourage word-of-mouth marketing.
The Wall Street Journal has estimated the privately held company’s value at $8 billion to $10 billion.