Twitter is a social network platform that was created to be a global real-time communication platform. The platform was first launched in 2006, by Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, in San Francisco, California, United States.
The platform allows users to communicate with others through micro-blogs known as tweets which can be posted and shared through the web platform, SMS, and mobile applications. The platform has over 250 million active users around the world and is available in over thirty five languages.
Twitter encourages users to connect from everywhere around the world, debate, share information, and more. Users can share text, images, and videos, and are able to reply or re-post (retweet) others. The platform is used by celebrities, public figures, athletes, musicians, and other well known figures. The platform generates the majority of their revenue from advertising, as well as from licensing user data.
Twitter holds offices throughout the United States, and international offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Madrid, Manchester, Manila, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Mumbai, New Delhi, Osaka, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, and more.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed by the company. Twitter's acquisition of Revue is the company's first foray into generating subscription revenue.
Twitter has launched its Birdwatch program, meant to address misinformation on the platform by allowing users to fact-check tweets, the company announced Monday.