Twitter is a social media site, and its primary purpose is to connect people and allow people to share their thoughts with a big audience.
Twitter began as an idea that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey (@Jack) had in 2006. Dorsey had originally imagined Twitter as an SMS-based communications platform. Groups of friends could keep tabs on what each other were doing based on their status updates. Like texting, but not.
What is twitter and how does it work?
Twitter is an online news and social networking site where people communicate in short messages called tweets. Another description of Twitter and tweeting might be microblogging. Some people use Twitter to discover interesting people and companies online, opting to follow their tweets.