Tweet Tweet Tweet, what’s Twitter?


I’m not obsessed with Twitter or anything, but I sure do like to scroll through the news feed when I’m bored. There are more than 200 million active users worldwide and more than 500 million tweets sent to the platform every day. A majority of Twitter users are active through their mobile devices. The country with the most Twitter users with 35.5 million is China… yes, they’ve beat us in yet another category…

It is a platform where users can share anything they want on their Twitter accounts that they are willing to share with their followers (or with the world if their account is not set to private). Viewers of the tweets are given the option to ‘favorite’ the tweets they like, which is similar to the like feature on Facebook, or ‘retweet’ it onto their Twitter feeds for their own followers to see. Once again, these features depend on the privacy settings of the person whose Tweet is being viewed. Lastly, there is the infamous #hashtag which has the world going nuts. I would explain the redundancy and annoyance of hashtags…. but I’ll just let Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon do all the talking below. Enjoy!

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