NASA has also hosted over 25 "tweetups", events that provide guests with VIP access to NASA facilities and speakers with the goal of leveraging participants' social networks to further the outreach goals of NASA. This grew to 100 million tweets posted per quarter in 2008.
In August 2010, the company appointed Adam Bain from News Corp.'s Fox Audience Network as president of revenue. In February 2010, Twitter users were sending 50 million tweets per day. For example, a record was set during the 2010 FIFA World Cup when fans wrote 2,940 tweets per second in the thirty-second period after Japan scored against Cameroon on June 14.
The record was broken again when 3,085 tweets per second were posted after the Los Angeles Lakers' victory in the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, Twitter acquired application developer Atebits on April 11, 2010.
) is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them.Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS or mobile device app.Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass and launched in July 2006.The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with more than 100 million users posting 340 million tweets a day in 2012.
Twitter's origins lie in a "daylong brainstorming session" held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo.
Jack Dorsey, then an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group.
inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes.
The decision was also partly due to the fact that domain was already in use, and it was six months after the launch of twttr that the crew purchased the domain and changed the name of the service to Twitter.
In October 2006, Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Dorsey, and other members of Odeo formed Obvious Corporation and acquired Odeo, together with its assets—including and Twitter.com—from the investors and shareholders. They called it a social network, they called it microblogging, but it was hard to define, because it didn't replace anything.
There was this path of discovery with something like that, where over time you figure out what it is.