Twitter, which has become one of the most popular social media platforms of our time, has turned 15 today. The platform, where the first tweet was posted on March 21, 2006, has undergone a great change over the years and has become a powerful platform that sets the agenda from a kind of microblogging site.
Exactly 15 years ago, on March 21, 2006 Jack Dorsey shared his first tweet on Twitter. Yet at that time a young venture out of sight Twitter was designed as a microblog that allows people to share short texts that they wrote with character limitations, and was developed by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams and Biz Stone.
After the work of this four-person team, Jack Dorsey said ‘status‘concept was put forward, with the suggestion of Noah Glass in the early days of March The name of the platform was determined as Twitter. Later, Jack Dorsey, who will become the CEO of the company in the future, shared his first tweet on March 21, 2006 and Twitter’s journey of great changes started.
From a microblog with shared personal status updates to a platform that sets the social agenda:
In the first years of its use, Twitter was really hosting posts like a personal blog. Persons instant status updates On this platform, which they conveyed in short sentences, they shared their opinions on different subjects through labels, and reported their current status regarding the events that took place or the events that took place. However, with the increasing popularity over time At the point of use of Twitter changes began to occur.
In fact, among other social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram for Twitter least disfiguring platform It would not be wrong to say. Because basically, there have not been any major changes on application basis. Of course, the platform has experienced a development over the years with the addition of features such as visual and video, increasing the character limitation, likes and RT, but this is not what changed Twitter.
Over time, Twitter has become a platform where people can easily interact with a lot of people and be able to express all kinds of opinions on the same subject. it has become a place where they share their ideas about social situations.
As such, the purpose of the platform is this great changeHas made Twitter one of the most powerful platforms over the years. Twitter, which is seen as a way to instantly reach everything that is on the agenda both in our country and in the world, has turned into a place that sets the agenda by preventing the sharing of the president of the USA, who has not yet left his office, from a place where posts like ‘I am very unhappy today’ before our eyes.
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But of course, there are also things that have not changed on Twitter since the first days. Twitter is a platform where people share the most and use it as a kind of communication channel when a disaster or disaster occurs today. This was the case when Twitter was first launched. The earthquake tweets of Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of the company, were the most obvious examples of this situation.
During this long period of 15 years, Twitter was wanted to be bought by Facebook, it encountered access barriers from time to time in countries, and it became one of the leading names in many important events in the world … one of the most used platforms in the world and it looks like it will not lose anything from this popularity for a long time.