Social Media

Twitter: Just Setting Up My twitter

Twitter is a social media service that enables you to send and read texts which are known as tweets. An undergraduate student at New York University introduced the idea of using SMS for communication with a small group of people. Originally it was known as ‘twttr’ and after that William came with the idea and the worked on project started on March 2006 when Dorsey published the first twitter message “Just setting up my twitter”.


The founder of twitter is Jack Dorsey who is an American web developer and businessman. He has done his schooling from Bishop DuBourg High School  and during his graduation he has come with the idea of twitter. And he is among the 35 innovators under the age of 35.


In 2010 twitter announced plans to offer paid advertisement in which companies will pay them to come in a selected search result.  And later in 2012 they started to bring the promoted tweets to the mobile devices which earn them a lot.

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Users and statistics

Twitter is ranked one in one of the top ten most visited sites and in 2009 it is ranked third most used social network with six millions of unique visitors and approx sixty millions visits per month. And it is the fastest social media to grow as compare to others with seven million of new people joining it. According to twitter about 100 million users are online once in a month and 50 million users logging in daily. And in Japan it is noted that twitter is the biggest social media and comes at first and facebook following it to second position.
Twitter has made revenue of $139.5 million in year 2011 through advertisement and expects to grow to 86.3% to $259 million in 2012.



Social media is the need of people and twitter is largest platform to provide this and in this way Facebook and other social sites are there to block their way. But don’t forget other sites which are closer to twitter such as Plurk, Jaiku owned by Google etc. But millions of users gained by twitter cannot be taken away in one day.


  • Tweets which are publically visible and you can hide these according to your need and if you follow someone their post will comes to your main page.
  • It allows user to update their profile using mobile phones and there are applications available for it.
  • People can post according to the category and search the topics according to the single category you want.
  • Trending topics which means the hot topics which is gaining the views and attention of the people and let you to know about what is happening in the world.
  • Twitter archive is launched by them in which you can save all your tweet and search according to the month or day you want.
  • Nielsen Twitter TV rating is the new features is going to be launched and make TV watching better for you.
  • Self service advertisement

These are features available with twitter and anyone can share their experience and there news with the world. That’s the way to go for twitter and one can update themselves from anywhere anytime using their smartphones. And one don’t forget it was first started to share your experience with your friends but as the Facebook started social media twitter takes a new look and that is what we are using. So tweet your friend and the world with twitter and share the latest happenings of the world.

About the author

Atish Ranjan

Atish Ranjan is a web enthusiast and blogger who loves blogging. He enjoys the challenges of creativity by providing information from the field of technology, SEO, social media and blogging.


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  • Atish – I agree that twitter has been doing just great among all the social media sites out there. I love how many third party tools have come up to help you with managing your tweets as well.

    Especially for us bloggers, I think it is one of the main sources of traffic and also a forum to meet new and awesome bloggers.
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    • Yes and most importantly the traffic we get from twitter has very less bounce rates which is very good. Thanks for stopping by Praveen.

  • Very interesting to read about the background to Twitter, Atish – I must admit I avoided it for a long time and I’ve only become active on it over the last few months, but I can now see its attraction and power. It’s a good source of traffic – I find all those automated direct messages a bit of a pain, though!

    Thanks for sharing this,


    PS Lovely blog – I really like the name “Stoogles” – different and memorable – nice one!
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    • Thanks Sue. Please do visit again and again, and add value to this blog through your valuable comments.

      Even I avoided twitter for long but its too good and now I am using it.

  • Hi Atish,
    Twitter is also one of the best social media site. there is an important role to get the traffice on our website and even you can share your feeling and any other views. mostly people like it. and you can easily use this site..Well thanks dear to tell about the Twitter.

  • HI Atish,

    Great Article about the twetter. Really Twetter is one of the best site to get the huge amount traffic on your site. and really we can use very easily. but there is one thing we need to follow of everyone. and if we will use in properly the definitly we will get huge traffic. Well thanks alot for this Article.