It's the year 2013 and every day 500 million human beings rely on Twitter to communicate with each other. Twitter actually functions as the social network post office or mail delivery service whose single tweet is limited to 140 characters..
During an Odeo round table discussion in search of new ideas and innovations, a suggestion was offered by a New York University undergraduate intern. The project code twtr quickly evolved into twitter. Just think how awesomely appropriate that name is. According to the dictionary, when we tweet we are actually sending minute sounds akin to the tweets or chips uttered by birds, which are their only means of communication with each other.
It's mind-blowing to fathom that from Twitter's San Francisco headquarters via United States east coast internet servers situated in the Big Apple and Beantown, more formally known as New York City and Boston, 60 million tweets pass back and forth each day. Hey, if you're mathematically inclined that's 750 tweets per second.
The first outer space to earth tweet happened on January 22, 2010 when Astronaut T. J. Creamer tweeted from the International Space Station. Obviously the recipient of that tweet is far above our right to know classified information level.
When the news of Michael Jackson's death hit the media, 100 tweets per hour were bouncing through the airwaves. If your brain is mathematically challenged as most people's are, a calculator is definitely useful to translate that statistic into tweets per second.
At this moment in time, anybody can become a top-knotch, up to date, up to the minute tweeter by attending the SMX East Coast Conference to be held in New York City October 1st through October 3rd, Many of the biggest marketing companies will be attending such as Posirank and Search Engine journal and companies such as MOZ. The keynote guest for the conference is world renowned Tweeter, Richard Alfonsi, a commuications expert formerly associated with Google.
Alas, if you are not a registered tweeter, you can read texts posted by tweeters, but you can't respond to them. Being a registered tweeter allows you to interact with popular tweeters such as Justin Bieber who has 43 million fans. If you think that's a big deal, President Obama has more than 35 million folowers. Of course, the fact that most of the people who receive a personal tweet from him are members of his personal and political inner circle, gives us a mindboggling idea of the chances of average American Joe Blow or Sally Doe ever getting one.